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pretence

  
,   (U.S.)   pretense  
      n  
1    the act of pretending  
2    a false display; affectation  
3    a claim, esp. a false one, to a right, title, or distinction  
4    make-believe or feigning  
5    a false claim or allegation; pretext  
6       a less common word for       pretension       3  
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pretence

  
1    acting, charade, deceit, deception, fabrication, fakery, faking, falsehood, feigning, invention, make-believe, sham, simulation, subterfuge, trickery  
2    affectation, appearance, artifice, display, façade, hokum     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   posing, posturing, pretentiousness, show, veneer  
3    claim, cloak, colour, cover, excuse, façade, garb, guise, mask, masquerade, pretext, ruse, semblance, show, veil, wile  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    actuality, fact, reality  
2    candour, frankness, honesty, ingenuousness, openness  

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