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English noun: pretending

1. pretending (act) the act of giving a false appearance


SamplesHis conformity was only pretending.


Synonymsfeigning, pretence, pretense, simulation


Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation


Narrower (hyponym)affectation, affectedness, appearance, make-believe, mannerism, masquerade, pose, pretend, show









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