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pretence

[pri-tens, pree-tens] /prɪˈtɛns, ˈpri tɛns/
noun, Chiefly British
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pretence

/prɪˈtɛns/
noun
1.
the act of pretending
2.
a false display; affectation
3.
a claim, esp a false one, to a right, title, or distinction
4.
make-believe or feigning
5.
a false claim or allegation; pretext
6.
a less common word for pretension (sense 3)
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