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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: pretence(0.00921 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to pretence.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: a false or unsupportable quality [syn: pretension, pretense]
2: an artful or simulated semblance; “under the guise of
friendship he betrayed them” [syn: guise, pretense, pretext]
3: pretending with intention to deceive [syn: pretense, feigning,
4: imaginative intellectual play [syn: pretense, make-believe]
5: the act of giving a false appearance; “his conformity was
only pretending” [syn: pretense, pretending, simulation,
English → English (gcide)
Pretence \Pre*tence"\, n., Pretenceful \Pre*tence"ful\, a.,
Pretenceless \Pre*tence"*less\, a.
See Pretense, Pretenseful, Pretenseless.
Pretense \Pre*tense"\, Pretence \Pre*tence\, n. [LL. praetensus,
for L. praetentus, p. p. of praetendere. See Pretend, and
1. The act of laying claim; the claim laid; assumption;
Primogeniture can not have any pretense to a right
of solely inheriting property or power. --Locke.
I went to Lambeth with Sir R. Brown's pretense to
the wardenship of Merton College, Oxford. --Evelyn.
2. The act of holding out, or offering, to others something
false or feigned; presentation of what is deceptive or
hypocritical; deception by showing what is unreal and
concealing what is real; false show; simulation; as,
pretense of illness; under pretense of patriotism; on
pretense of revenging C[ae]sar's death.
3. That which is pretended; false, deceptive, or hypocritical
show, argument, or reason; pretext; feint.
Let not the Trojans, with a feigned pretense
Of proffered peace, delude the Latian prince.
4. Intention; design. [Obs.]
A very pretense and purpose of unkindness. --Shak.
Note: See the Note under Offense.
Syn: Mask; appearance; color; show; pretext; excuse.
Usage: Pretense, Pretext. A pretense is something held
out as real when it is not so, thus falsifying the
truth. A pretext is something woven up in order to
cover or conceal one's true motives, feelings, or
reasons. Pretext is often, but not always, used in a