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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of giving a false appearance; An artful or simulated semblance; A false or unsupportable quality; Imaginative intellectual play.

Usage examples (35)
  • But the biggest pretense is that Georgia is supported by the West.
  • That's the sound of hot air escaping after pretense is punctured by a pointed question.
  • The free enterprise pretense is today, again, providing profit to a small number of people and corporations.
  • I could think of no better way to communicate than with a poem, where pretense is stripped away, leaving only what is beautiful and vital. for more
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