pretending

Definitions of pretending
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n the act of giving a false appearance

“his conformity was only pretending
Synonyms:
feigning, pretence, pretense, simulation
Types:
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appearance, show
pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
make-believe, pretend
the enactment of a pretense
affectation, affectedness, mannerism, pose
a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
masquerade
making a false outward show
attitude
a theatrical pose created for effect
radical chic
an affectation of radical left-wing views and the fashionable dress and lifestyle that goes with them
Type of:
deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation
the act of deceiving

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