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pretence (British English) also: pretense (American English)
British English: /prɪˈtɛns/
American English: /ˈpriˌtɛns/
, /priˈtɛns/

Translation of pretence in French:


false pretences
  • 1 (false show) to make a pretence of something
    feindre quelque chose
    to make a pretence of doing
    faire semblant de faire
    to make no pretence of something
    ne pas se donner la peine de feindre quelque chose
    on ou under the pretence of doing under the pretence that …
    sous prétexte que …
    to keep up/abandon the pretence of doing
    entretenir/cesser d'entretenir l'illusion de faire
    he spoke with no pretence at ou of politeness
    il a parlé sans même faire semblant d'être poli

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