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English-German translation for: pretense
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Dictionary English German: pretense

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English German
NOUN1   a pretense | pretenses
NOUN2   pretense | -
SYNO   pretence | pretense | pretension ... 
pretense [Am.]
Vorwand {m}
pretense [Am.]
Vortäuschung {f}
pretense [Am.]
Heuchelei {f} [pej.]
pretense [Am.]
Vorspiegelung {f}
pretense [Am.]
Anspruch {m} [Anschein, Vorgeben]
pretense [Am.] [attempt to make something untrue appear true]
Verstellung {f} [Heuchelei]
pretense [Am.]Scheingrund {m}
2 Words
only pretense {adv} [Am.]nur vorgespielt
without pretense {adj} {adv} [Am.]ohne Anmaßung [im Auftreten einer Person]
false pretense [Am.]falscher Vorwand {m}
3 Words
to drop all pretense [Am.]die Maske ablegen [Redewendung]
to drop all pretense [Am.]die Maske abnehmen [Redewendung]
a mere pretense [Am.](doch) bloß ein Vorwand {m}
a mere pretense [Am.](doch) nur ein Vorwand {m}
4 Words
It is only pretense. [Am.]Es ist nur vorgespielt.
on the slightest pretense {adv} [Am.]beim geringsten Anlass
idiom under pretense of doing sth. {adv} [Am.]unter dem Vorwand, etw. tun zu wollen
to make no pretense of sth. [Am.]mit etw.Dat. nicht hinter dem Berg halten [Redewendung]
5+ Words
under the pretense of friendship {adv} [Am.]unter dem Deckmantel der Freundschaft [fig.]
under the pretense of helping {adv} [Am.]unter dem Vorwand, helfen zu wollen
with a pretense of being interested {adv} [Am.]mit gespieltem Interesse
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A 2009-06-11: Actually, no 'making sarcasm' here. I do prefer some pretense over brutal ...
Q 2008-11-07: to curb her temper with the pretense

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