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Pronunciation: /ˈpriːtens; prɪˈtens; prɪˈtens/
, (British English/inglés británico) pretence

Translation of pretense in Spanish:


  • 1 c and u (simulation, display) her air of confidence is a pretense ese aire de seguridad suyo es fingido or no es más que una fachada let's drop this pretense! ¡vamos a dejarnos de fingir! I can't keep up the pretense any longer no puedo seguir fingiendo or disimulandopretense of sth/-ing he soon saw through their pretense of ignorance no tardó en darse cuenta de que su ignorancia era fingida to make a pretense of sth fingir* algo they made a pretense of being concerned fingieron estar preocupados, hicieron como si les preocupara he made no pretense of impartiality no disimuló su parcialidad under (the) pretense of wanting to help con el pretexto de querer ayudar under false pretenses de manera fraudulenta
  • 2 [formal] 2.1 c and u (claim)pretense (to sth) a man with little pretense to genius un hombre que dista mucho de ser un genio he makes no pretense to virtue no pretende ser virtuoso, no se las da de virtuoso 2.2 uncountable/no numerable (pretentiousness) pretensión (feminine) she is totally lacking in pretense no es nada pretenciosa

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