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Definition 1: the act of giving a false appearance - [noun denoting act]

Samples where pretending or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his conformity was only pretending

Synonyms for pretending in the sense of this definition

(pretending is a kind of ...) the act of deceiving

(... is a kind of pretending ) pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression

"they try to keep up appearances" "that ceremony is just for show"

(... is a kind of pretending ) the enactment of a pretense

"it was just pretend"

(... is a kind of pretending ) a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

(... is a kind of pretending ) making a false outward show

"a beggar's masquerade of wealth"

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