1. a false or unsupportable quality

Similar word(s): pretense, pretension

Definition categories: attribute, artificiality

2. an artful or simulated semblance

Similar word(s): guise, pretense, pretext

Definition categories: attribute, color, colour, gloss, semblance

3. pretending with intention to deceive

Similar word(s): dissembling, feigning, pretense

Definition categories: communication, deceit, deception, misrepresentation

4. imaginative intellectual play

Similar word(s): pretense

Definition categories: thought, imagery, imagination, imaging

5. the act of giving a false appearance

- his conformity was only pretending

Similar word(s): feigning, pretending, pretense, simulation

Definition categories: act, deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation