Synonyms for pretence

Synonyms for (noun) pretence

Synonyms: simulation, pretence, pretending, pretense, feigning

Definition: the act of giving a false appearance

Usage: his conformity was only pretending

Similar words: dissembling, dissimulation, deceit, deception

Definition: the act of deceiving


Synonyms: guise, pretence, pretense, pretext

Definition: an artful or simulated semblance

Usage: under the guise of friendship he betrayed them

Similar words: gloss, semblance, color, colour

Definition: an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

Usage: he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity; he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction; the situation soon took on a different color


Synonyms: pretence, pretense, pretension

Definition: a false or unsupportable quality

Similar words: artificiality

Definition: the quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally


Synonyms: make-believe, pretence, pretense

Definition: imaginative intellectual play

Similar words: mental imagery, imagery, imagination, imaging

Definition: the ability to form mental images of things or events

Usage: he could still hear her in his imagination


Synonyms: feigning, dissembling, pretence, pretense

Definition: pretending with intention to deceive

Similar words: deceit, deception, misrepresentation

Definition: a misleading falsehood