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pretence meaning

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    Definition of pretence in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpretencesPREpré-SUF-ence
    1. (British) An act of pretending or pretension; a false claim or pretext.
      1. OBS Intention; design.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Despite already being aware, he acted out the pretence of a surprise.
          • Despite already being aware, he acts out the pretence of a surprise.
          • Despite already being aware, he is acting out the pretence of a surprise.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
        Related Links:
        1. en pretences
        2. en pretenceless
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        Meaning of pretence for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "pretence" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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