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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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