What is another word for pretenses?

Pronunciation: [pɹɪtˈɛnsɪz] (IPA)

Pretenses are often used to disguise true intentions or feelings. There are many synonyms for the word "pretenses" that can be used to convey this concept, including "pretensions," "disguises," "facades," "false appearances," and "masquerades." These synonyms all suggest an attempt to create a false impression or hide one's true purpose. Other similar words might include "deceptions," "facades," "veils," and "delusions." All of these words suggest that something is being concealed or obscured by the use of pretenses, and can be useful in describing situations where someone is attempting to deceive or manipulate others.

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Usage examples for Pretenses

Meretricious graces, paltry accomplishments, and the pretenses of civilization availed one nothing here.
"A Prairie Courtship"
Harold Bindloss
Peggy Parsons, you're rooming with me under false pretenses.
"Peggy Parsons a Hampton Freshman"
Annabel Sharp
He could fancy Judith's brave pretenses melting away; how charming would be her sweet inexperience!
Molly Elliot Seawell

Famous quotes with Pretenses

  • Men wholly bent on wordly treasures were the dupes of their own passions, rather than deceived by the writings or pretenses of those who claimed to be Alchemists.
    Ethan A. Hitchcock
  • Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
    Eric Hoffer
  • Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.
    Jim Morrison
  • If there is no hell, a good many preachers are obtaining money under false pretenses.
    Billy Sunday
  • The crafty person is always in danger; and when they think they walk in the dark, all their pretenses are transparent.
    John Tillotson

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