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Meaning of “pretence” in the English Dictionary

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pretencenoun [U]

UK (US pretense) uk   us   /prɪˈtens/
a way of ​behaving that is ​intended to ​deceivepeople: She madeabsolutely no pretence of being ​interested. They kept up (= ​continued) a pretence of ​normality as ​long as they could. The ​army has given up any pretence of ​neutrality in the ​war.
(Definition of pretence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pretence”
in Arabic تَظاهُر…
in Korean 가식…
in Portuguese pretenso, tentativa de aparentar…
in Catalan engany, simulació…
in Japanese (英)ふり, 見せかけ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 假装, 伪称, 虚伪的表现…
in Turkish sahte tavır, numara, yapmacık…
in Russian притворство, обман…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假裝, 偽稱, 虛偽的表現…
in Italian finzione…
in Polish pozory, pretekst…
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