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Deceptive IntentionPlay
Pretence often implies a purposeful deception. SlideHe made a pretence of forgetting her birthday to surprise her with a party.
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Not Always NegativePlay
While often associated with deceit, pretence can be used humorously or benignly. SlideThey kept up the pretence of Santa Claus for the children's enjoyment.
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Hollow EmotionsPlay
Pretence involves displaying emotions or reactions that are not genuinely felt. SlideUnder pretence of sorrow, he actually felt relieved.