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pretence definition and meaning

a. Alt. of Pretenceless
n. The act of laying claim; the claim laid; assumption; pretension.
n. The act of holding out, or offering, to others something false or feigned; presentation of what is deceptive or hypocritical; deception by showing what is unreal and concealing what is real; false show; simulation; as, pretense of illness; under pretense of patriotism; on pretense of revenging Caesar's death.
n. That which is pretended; false, deceptive, or hypocritical show, argument, or reason; pretext; feint.
n. Intention; design.

Crossword clues for pretence

- Charade
- Make-believe
- Make-believe ten creep out

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