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Noun
A false display of feelings, attitudes, or intentions
“He asked me questions without any pretence at politeness.”
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A claim to have a particular skill or quality
“As in the previous volume, any pretence to scholarship goes out the window when no specific source is given for the great majority of quotations or the books from which analysis is drawn.”
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Affected and ostentatious speech and behaviour
“It means that we let go of posturing and pretence and live simply as we are, in truth, at ease with ourselves and with others, not having to worry about who's up or who's down, who's in or who's out.”
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An attempt to make something that is not the case appear true
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“Struggling to keep up the pretence that all was well.”
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An intentionally false statement
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“He abducted the queen on the pretence of seeking to protect her.”
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The state or quality of being supercilious
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Increase, swelling
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A reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
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An assertion, especially an accusation, not necessarily based on facts
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An event or situation that is absurd or disorganized
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An ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules
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Joking, tricks
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A moral or legal entitlement to have or do something
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