Definition Pretense

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Definition

(artistic) pretense: (artistic) display, posturing, false appearance, posing, façade
noun

(under false) pretenses: (under false) claims, excuses, pretexts, guises
noun
He brought me here under false pretenses. He told me we were going to go for ice cream, not to a prison.

Examples

  • "You know, horror is the only genre left that can lay claim to any pretense of artistic relevance in this day and age."

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