Translation of pretense in Spanish:
- 1 countable or uncountable (simulation, display) See examples: her air of confidence is a pretenselet's drop this pretense!ese aire de seguridad suyo es fingido or no es más que una fachadaI can't keep up the pretense any longer¡vamos a dejarnos de fingir!pretenseno puedo seguir fingiendo or disimulando
ofsomething/ -inghe soon saw through their pretense of ignoranceto make a pretense of somethingno tardó en darse cuenta de que su ignorancia era fingidathey made a pretense of being concernedfingir algohe made no pretense of impartialityfingieron estar preocupadoshicieron como si les preocuparaunder (the) pretense of wanting to helpno disimuló su parcialidadunder false pretensescon el pretexto de querer ayudarde manera fraudulenta
- 2 [formal] 2.1 countable or uncountable (claim)pretense (
tosomething)a man with little pretense to geniushe makes no pretense to virtueun hombre que dista mucho de ser un genio2.2 uncountable (pretentiousness) she is totally lacking in pretenseno pretende ser virtuosono se las da de virtuosono es nada pretenciosa
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