semblance


semblance

noun

Definition of SEMBLANCE

1
a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive <tried to project some semblance of confidence even though public speaking terrified her>
Synonyms act, airs, charade, disguise, facade (also façade), front, guise, playacting, pose, pretense (or pretence), put-on, semblance, show
2
outward and often deceptive indication <a used-car dealer with only a semblance of honesty>

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