Pretense - Crossword Clue

Crossword Clue Last Updated: 06/02/2021

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Pretense.

3 letter answer(s) to pretense

ACT
  1. a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
  2. be suitable for theatrical performance; "This scene acts well"
  3. a manifestation of insincerity; "he put on quite an act for her benefit"
  4. Formal decisions, laws, or the like, by a legislature, ruler, court, or other authority; decrees or edicts; statutes; judgments, resolves, or awards: an act of Governments.
  5. behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
  6. pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad"
  7. discharge one's duties; "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?"
  8. play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husban

4 letter answer(s) to pretense

AIRS
  1. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  2. expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; "Air linen"
  3. Michael Jordan's nickname
  4. make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
  5. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"
  6. be broadcast; "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
  7. expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers"
  8. travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
  9. affected manners intended to impress others; "don't put on airs with me"
  10. 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"
  11. medium for radio and television broadcasting; "the program was on the air from 9 til midnight"; "t
RUSE
  1. a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
  2. Trick
SHAM
  1. False
  2. make believe with the intent to deceive;
  3. make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
  4. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
  5. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  6. 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 letter answer(s) to pretense

FACADE
  1. the face or front of a building
  2. a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant

5 letter answer(s) to pretense

GUISE
  1. an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
PUTON

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... and the law - no time at the outset for delicacy
A court drama may have more than one such
A court drama, in part
A show of vanity
Account in decline, deceptive appearance
Affectation
Affected manner
Affected manners
Affectedness
Agreement, heading off item of legislation
Appear
Appearance
Appearance of people informally mentioned
Appearance, I guess, mostly can be changed
Applied, turned down
Artifice
Artificial appearance
Bald Cockney lacks any manners
Banks excluded from data legislation
Be in a cast
Be part of the picture
Bedding item
Beguilement
Behave
Behave unnaturally
Bill, finally cast in section of play
Bit of chicanery
Bit of song and dance, e.
Bogus
Bogus, false
Bogus; pretence
Broadcasts
Celebrities may put them
Cleanup target?
Clumsy actor on front of stage not genuine
Collection of scenes
Con
Counterfeit
Counterfeit, fake
Country on the up? Why pulling out shows arrogance
Court following a law
Cunning scheme
Deceit
Deception
Deceptive front
Deceptive manoeuvre
Deceptive tactic
Decree
Decree agreement has no power
Deed
Deed shown in a court
Diversion
Do Aussie parliamentarians exert influence here?
Do behave
Do film work
Do lines?
Do not delay
Do one's part?
Do something
Do something dramatic
Do something in law
Dodge
Don
Don't just sit there
Down the other way? It's a trick
Dragoons win and hold ground he lost at 16
Drama division
Dramatize, with "out"
Ersatz
External appearance
Fake
Fake it
Fake national symbol? Not half
Fake news’s ending bad actor
Fake-out
Fakery
False appearance
False front
Farce
Feign
Feigned
Feint
Fill in (for)
Fine shopping area has river out front
Fine to abandon truth in law passed
Flimflam
Follow direction?
Formal agreement dropping the first parliamentary statute
Fraud
Front
Front of a building
Function
Function of a court
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
Law
Leads for amazingly competent thespians in play
Legislation
Lovers of expensive furs
Machination
Majority of scandal is false
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
Operate by decree
Part of a play
Part of play or opera
Part of the planning for
Perform
Perform a role
Perform in plays
Perform(ance)
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
Pretence; bogus
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
Republican to employ stratagem
Sam the ___ of 60's pop
Scam about to take us in
Scheme Aussie natives announced
Section of a play
Semblance
Series of scenes
Shenanigan
Show biz group
Show California's boring flag
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 - hoax
Stage entertainment
Stage, as a play
Stratagem
Stratagem, trick
Subterfuge
Superciliousness
Take a part
Take effect
Take measures
Take steps
Take steps in a court
Take steps to perform on stage
Televises
The whole song and dance?
They may be put on
They're sometimes put on
Tread the boards
Tread the boards at Criterion theatre, taking leading parts
Trick
Trick Australian natives, do you say?
Trick queen over exploit
Trojan Horse, e.g.
Trojan horse, for example
Tunes
Tunes of 'ippie musical
Ultimately defines actor as one acting other than they are
Undertaking
Veneer
Ventilates
Walton’s setting of Sitwell’s verses
What a scene is seen in
What a snob might put on
Witch doctor dismissing article as false
Work within a company, sa
You can put them on

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