on/under false pretenses

idiom

Definition of on/under false pretenses

: by pretending that a certain condition or circumstance was true The loan was obtained on/under false pretenses.

Learn More about on/under false pretenses

Statistics for on/under false pretenses

Cite this Entry

“On/under false pretenses.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%2Funder%20false%20pretenses. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

Comments on on/under false pretenses

What made you want to look up on/under false pretenses? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!