Definitions For Pretense


  • The act of giving a false appearance
  • An artful or simulated semblance
  • A false or unsupportable quality
  • Imaginative intellectual play
  • Pretending with intention to deceive
  • A false reason or explanation that is used to hide the real purpose of something
  • An act or appearance that looks real but is false
  • A claim of having a particular quality, ability, condition, etc.

Is Pretense a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Pretense is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 12 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Pretense in a Sentence

  • We tried to keep up the pretense that everything was fine.
  • Their indifference is merely pretense.

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Antonyms for Pretense

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