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Dictionary definition for: Pretence

1. (n) a false or unsupportable quality

2. (n) an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"

3. (n) pretending with intention to deceive

4. (n) imaginative intellectual play

5. (n) the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"

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