pretense

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A false or hypocritical profession, as, under pretense of friendliness; sham, pretext, claim; an effort to give some appearance or mislead

without pretense of accuracy.

{n} a showing what is not real, a claim
an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
{f} pretend, feign; impersonate; put on a false show, create a false appearance; claim wrongly, make a false assertion
imaginative intellectual play pretending with intention to deceive
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 Cæsar's death
the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
Intention; design
see pretence. the American spelling of pretence (pretensse, from praetendere; PRETEND)
The act of laying claim; the claim laid; assumption; pretension
imaginative intellectual play
pretending with intention to deceive
the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending" imaginative intellectual play pretending with intention to deceive
{i} feigning, pretending; impersonation; false show, false appearance; claim, assertion
That which is pretended; false, deceptive, or hypocritical show, argument, or reason; pretext; feint
a false or unsupportable quality
false pretense
representation of untrue facts

I hear you want to go back to middle school because you say your life is too tough where you are now. Even if you could somehow manage to give yourself make-up and plastic surgery to LOOK like a middle-schooler, if you give them a false name, birth date, and so forth, you'll be enrolling there under false pretenses.

pretence
: An act of pretending or pretension; a false claim or pretext

That part of education that turned up in the latest phase of our argument, the cross-examination of the empty pretence of wisdom, is none other, we must declare, than the true-blooded kind of sophistry.

A pretense
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false pretense
(law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation
false pretense
False representation of fact or circumstance, calculated to mislead
false pretense
fictitious claim, pretension, deceit; obtaining of money or property through falsehood or forgery (Law)
makes no pretense
does not pretend, does not make a false show
pretence
pre·tence pretences in AM, use pretense1. A pretence is an action or way of behaving that is intended to make people believe something that is not true. Welland made a pretence of writing a note in his pad We have to go along with the pretence that things are getting better
pretence
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 Cæsar's death
pretence
See Pretense, Pretenseful, Pretenseless
pretence
If you do something under false pretences, you do it when people do not know the truth about you and your intentions. I could not go on living with a man who had married me under false pretences
pretence
pretending with intention to deceive
pretence
The act of laying claim; the claim laid; assumption; pretension
pretence
An act of pretending or pretension; a false claim or pretext
pretence
{i} feigning, pretending; false show, false appearance; pretending, make-believe; claim, assertion
pretence
That which is pretended; false, deceptive, or hypocritical show, argument, or reason; pretext; feint
pretence
a false or unsupportable quality
pretence
playacting
pretence
imaginative intellectual play
pretence
the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
pretence
an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
pretence
Intention; design
pretenses
plural of pretense
under the pretense of
under the disguise of -, masked as -
pretense