Pretense - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Pretense.

ACT
AIRS
FACADE
GUISE
PUTON
RUSE
SHAM
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ACT
  1. perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
  2. a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;
  3. be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
  4. a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
  5. have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?"; "This method doesn't work"; "The breaks of my new car act quickly"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"
  6. a manifestation of insincerity; "he put on quite an act for her benefit"
  7. be suitable for theatrical performance; "This scene acts well"
  8. behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
AIRS
  1. affected manners intended to impress others; "don't put on airs with me"
  2. travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
  3. a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance"
  4. medium for radio and television broadcasting; "the program was on the air from 9 til midnight"; "the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people"
  5. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;
  6. the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"
  7. expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
  8. the region above the ground; "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he thr
FACADE
  1. the face or front of a building
  2. a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
GUISE
  1. an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
PUTON
RUSE
  1. a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
  2. Trick
SHAM
  1. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
  2. make believe with the intent to deceive;
  3. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  4. make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
  5. adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
  6. False
Clue Database Last Updated: 26/04/2018 9:00am

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Appear
Appearance
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Applied, turned down
Artifice
Artificial appearance
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Bit of chicanery
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Broadcasts
Celebrities may put them
Cleanup target?
Collection of scenes
Con
Counterfeit
Counterfeit, fake
Court following a law
Cunning scheme
Deceit
Deception
Deceptive manoeuvre
Decree
Deed
Deed shown in a court
Diversion
Do behave
Do film work
Do lines?
Do not delay
Do one's part?
Do something
Do something dramatic
Dodge
Don
Don't just sit there
Down the other way? It's a trick
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Drama division
Dramatize, with "out"
Ersatz
External appearance
Fake
Fake it
Fake-out
Fakery
False appearance
False front
Farce
Feign
Feigned
Feint
Fill in (for)
Fine shopping area has river out front
Flimflam
Follow direction?
Fraud
Front
Front of a building
Function
Gets out in the open
Goes on TV
Haughtiness
Haughty affectation
Haughty mannerisms
Haughty pose
Hauteur
Have work in Hollywood
Heard about jumper’s trick
Henry, interrupting Samuel, is 23
Hoax
Hoity-toity manners
Imitation
Impostor
Is shown
It may be hard to follow
It may be passed on the H
It may be staged
It separates two breaks
It's been passed
It's just for show
It's the law
Jest
Jugglery
Kid
Leads for amazingly competent thespians in play
Lovers of expensive furs
Machination
Make a move
Make a scene?
Make-believe
Makes known
Makes public
Malfunction, with "up"
Masquerade
Melodies
Men overheard in this pretence
Misbehave, with "up"
Mockery
More than talk
Noise of chaps making appearance
Not delay
Not hesitate
Not real
Not-to-be-believed
Odoriferous plant secures second trick
One of five in "Julius Ca
One of five in "Othello"
Only make-believe
Operate
Part of a play
Part of the planning for
Perform
Perform in plays
Performance piece?
Phony
Pillow cover
Pillow covering
Planes need permission to
Play a part
Play a role
Play division
Play one's part
Play part
Play piece
Play section
Play the part
Ploy
Pretend
Pretended
Production part
Put on ___ (act snooty)
Put-on
Put-ons?
Put-up job
Puts on
Puts on ... or things tha
Puts on TV
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Section of a play
Semblance
Series of scenes
Shenanigan
Show biz group
Show of superiority
Show piece?
Shows
Shows, as programs
Simple folks don't put th
Sly tactic
Sneaky scheme
Snobs put them on
Snootiness
Snooty put-on
Something to put on?
Sound blokes making an appearance
Stage entertainment
Stage, as a play
Stratagem
Subterfuge
Superciliousness
Take a part
Take effect
Take measures
Take steps
Take steps in a court
Televises
The whole song and dance?
They may be put on
They're sometimes put on
Tread the boards
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Trick
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Trojan Horse, e.g.
Trojan horse, for example
Tunes
Undertaking
Veneer
Ventilates
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What a scene is seen in
What a snob might put on
Work within a company, sa
You can put them on

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