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

Translation of pretense in Spanish:


  • 1 countable or uncountable (simulation, display) See examples: 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 disimulando
    pretense of something/-inghe soon saw through their pretense of ignorance
    no tardó en darse cuenta de que su ignorancia era fingida
    to make a pretense of something
    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 countable or uncountable (claim)pretense (to something)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 (pretentiousness) she is totally lacking in pretense
    no es nada pretenciosa

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