Synonyms for pretext

Synonyms for (noun) pretext

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: pretext, stalking-horse

Definition: something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason

Similar words: feigning, dissembling, pretence, pretense

Definition: pretending with intention to deceive