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[mˈaskwəɹˌe͡ɪd], [mˈaskwəɹˌe‍ɪd], [m_ˈa_s_k_w_ə_ɹ_ˌeɪ_d]


pretension (noun)

affectation, air, artificiality, charade, deceit, device, facade, fakery, falseness, forgery, fraud, front, gimmick, guise, imitation, impersonation, imposture, mannerism, ostentation, pretense, pretension.

pretend (verb)

affect, bluff, claim, counterfeit, cover, deceive, defraud, disguise, fake, falsify, forge, imitate, impersonate, pose, pretend, show, stage.

Other synonyms

Cornwallis, Corroboree, Domino, Humbuggery, Mardi Gras, Morris Dance, accept, accouter, accouterment, act, act a part, act as, act out, acting, adopt, afterparty, airs, all-nighter, allemande, ape, aping, appearance, assume, attitudinize, attitudinizing, bal, bal costume, bal masque, ball, ballet, ballet skirt, ballo in maschera, ballroom dance, banquet, barn dance, bash, bayadere, be incognito, blowout, bluffing, bolero, borrowed plumes, break dancing, breakdown, burrow, buskin, cabrication, cake-walk, camouflage, cancan, canonicals, cap and bells, caparison, carnival, ceilidh, cha-cha, characterization, cheating, circus, cloak, clothe, cocktail party, coffee klatch, color, coloring, colouring, conceal, concoction, continentals, copy, corruption, costume, costume ball, costume party, cotillon, country dance, cover up, cryptography, curtain, dance, day wear, deceiver, deception, deliver, delusion, depict, designer clothes, dinner, dinner party, disappear, disco, disguisement, dishonesty, dissemblance, dissemble, dissembling, dissimulate, dissimulation, do, donation party, double dealing, drama, dress, drop from sight, dumb show, duplicity, elapse, embodiment, enact, enacting, enactment, entertainment, equip, equipment, express, fable, face, faking, false air, false colors, false face, false front, false show, falsity, fancy ball, fancy dress, fancy-dress ball, fandango, fantasy, feign, feigning, feint, festivity, fiction, fit, fit out, fling, folk dance, four-flushing, fox trot, freemasonry, frolic, galop, galopade, garden party, gavot, gavotte, gear, getup, gilt, give, gloss, go into hiding, go to ground, go underground, guile, habit, happen, harness, hen party, hide, hide away, hide out, hiding place, hoedown, hole up, honest, hop, hornpipe, house party, house-raising, housewarming, humbug, hustle, illustrate, imagine, impression, incarnation, incognito, interlude, invention, involve, jig, kaffeeklatsch, knees-up, lawn party, lead, lie, lie close, lie doggo, lie hid, lie low, lie snug, livery, make believe, make false pretenses, make-believe, mask, masked ball, masked battery, masking, masque, masquerade as, masquerade ball, masquerade costume, masquerade party, masquerades, mazurka, meretriciousness, mime, mimesis, mimic, mimicking, mimicry, miming, minuet, misconduct, mixer, morisco, motley, move, muffler, mummery, nautch-girl, night wear, outfit, outward show, overtake, pantomime, pantomiming, parody, party, pass, pass as, pass for, pass off, pass oneself off, pass oneself off as, pattes de velours, perform, performance, performing, personate, personation, personification, play, play a part, play peekaboo, play-act, play-acting, playacting, playing, polka, portray, portrayal, pose as, posing, posture, pretence, pretend to be, pretext, prom, promenade, protective coloration, put on, quadrille, record hop, reel, regimentals, remain anonymous, represent, representation, retire from sight, revel, rhumba, rig, rig out, rig up, rigadoon, rigging, samba, saraband, screen, seal of secrecy, seeming, semblance, send-up, sham, shindig, shindy, shower, simulacrum, simulate, simulation, sit tight, skirtdance, slops, smoke screen, smoker, smokescreen, sock, speciousness, square dance, stag, stag dance, stag party, stay in hiding, steganography, strathspey, stroll, subterfuge, suit, surprise party, take cover, take off, takeoff, tango, tarantella, tea dance, tights, toggery, togs, trappings, traps, trousseau, true, turn out, turn-out, tutu, twist, uniform, varnish, veil, veneer, visor, vizard, vizard mask, vizor, waltz, wear a mask, window dressing, zoot suit.

Rhymes for Masquerade:

  1. grayed, crusade, evade, grade, braid, displayed, buffeted, delayed, stayed, dissuade, tirade, laid, decayed, frayed, unafraid, prayed, unmade, cascade, portrayed, spayed, sauteed, played, conveyed, glade, unpaid, paid, jade, aid, palisade, persuade, surveyed, repaid, prepaid, invade, parade, shade, blade, weighed, handmade, pervade, bayed, flayed, unswayed, serenade, crocheted, obeyed, lade, upbraid, forbade, aide, fade, strayed, suede, made, promenade, upgrade, mislaid, swayed, brocade, underplayed, degrade, staid, homemade, charade, cade, brayed, spade, dismayed, trade, cliched, maid, brigade, wade, decade, ade, raid, home-made, sprayed;
  2. allayed, betrayed, arcade, abrade, afraid, arrayed, blockade;
  3. lemonade, disobeyed, colonnade;

Quotes for Masquerade:

  1. The bases for historical knowledge are not empirical facts but written texts, even if these texts masquerade in the guise of wars or revolutions. Paul Deman.
  2. The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. Cesare Pavese.
  3. During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism. Howard Thurman.

Idioms of Masquerade:

  1. masquerade as sm or sth;