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Pretence
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Pretence as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

11 April 2021
Last seen in: The Daily Mail Quick

We found 17 answers for the crossword clue 'Pretence', the most recent of which was seen in the The Daily Mail Quick.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Pretence a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Pretence as an answer itself some 49 times.

Pretence is a single word clue made up of 8 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Daily Mail Quick' on Sunday, 14 March 2021 with the answer being MASQUERADE, but the most popular answer for this clue is DECEIT.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • An artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
  • A false or unsupportable quality
  • Imaginative intellectual play
  • Pretending with intention to deceive
  • The act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

ACT Howard
Something that people do or cause to happen

4 Letters

SHAM
Something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

5 Letters

FEINT
Any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)

GUISE
An artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"

6 Letters

DECEIT
The act of deceiving

HUMBUG
Communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive

7 Letters

CHARADE
A word acted out in an episode of the game of charades

PRETEXT
An artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"

8 Letters

FEIGNING
Pretending with intention to deceive

PRETENSE
An artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"

10 Letters

MASQUERADE
Making a false outward show; "a beggar's masquerade of wealth"

PRETENDING
The act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"

PRETENSION
The quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)

SIMULATION
The act of imitating the behavior of some situation or some process by means of something suitably analogous (especially for the purpose of study or personnel training)

11 Letters

AFFECTATION
A deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

DISSEMBLING
The act of deceiving

MAKEBELIEVE
Represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"

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