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pretenses

noun
variants: or pretences
plural of pretense

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1 a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive
  • her display of bravado was just a pretense

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2 an entitlement to something
  • this book on gardening makes no pretense at completeness

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“Pretenses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pretenses. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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