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Synonyms for pretext

noun disguise; alleged reason
  • alibi
  • excuse
  • guise
  • ploy
  • pretense
  • ruse
  • affectation
  • appearance
  • bluff
  • cleanup
  • cloak
  • color
  • coloring
  • cover
  • cover-up
  • device
  • face
  • feint
  • front
  • mask
  • masquerade
  • plea
  • routine
  • semblance
  • show
  • simulation
  • stall
  • stratagem
  • subterfuge
  • veil
  • cop-out
  • cover story
  • fig leaf
  • red herring
  • song and dance

Antonyms for pretext

  • reality
  • back
  • rear
  • truth
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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