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pretence

noun UK ( US pretense)
 
 
/prɪˈtens/
[U] behaviour that makes someone believe something that is not true: I can't keep up the pretence (= continue pretending) any longer. They made absolutely no pretence of being interested.Faking and pretending
under false pretences If you do something under false pretences, you do it when you have lied about who you are or what you are doing: The police charged him with obtaining money under false pretences.DishonestFaking and pretending
Translations of “pretence”
in Korean 가식…
in Arabic تَظاهُر…
in Portuguese pretenso, tentativa de aparentar…
in Catalan engany, simulació…
in Japanese (英)ふり, 見せかけ…
in Italian finzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假裝, 偽稱, 虛偽的表現…
in Russian притворство, обман…
in Turkish sahte tavır, numara, yapmacık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 假装, 伪称, 虚伪的表现…
in Polish pozory, pretekst…
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