make a pretense of

Definition of make a pretense of

  1. :  to act or appear in a way that looks real but is false :  to pretend She couldn't even make a pretense of liking him.

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

pretense
  1. :  a claim made or implied

    :  one not supported by fact

    :  mere ostentation :  pretentiousness


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