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synonyms for pretext

  • 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
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antonyms for pretext

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  • reality
  • back
  • rear
  • truth
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How to use pretext in a sentence

How to upgrade your favorite sandwichAs many of us did, I channeled my covid anxiety into cooking and eating, using the pandemic as a pretext — okay, an excuse — to abandon dietary discipline temporarily, especially in the carb department.
GIVE IN TO PANDEMIC CRAVINGS, STARTING WITH A HOMEMADE CHEESESTEAK SANDWICHDAVID HAGEDORNDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
For Kavovit, that design was symbolic, as she considered that many of the women who say they were harassed or assaulted by Weinstein say they were brought behind closed doors under the pretext of work meetings.
‘I’VE HAD A LOT OF HARVEYS IN MY LIFE’: MEET THE FEMALE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OWNER WHO DEMOLISHED THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY’S OLD OFFICEEHINCHLIFFEDECEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney suggested Sunday that Florida State officials used a positive coronavirus test by a Tigers player Friday as a pretext to get out of a game they preferred not to play.
DABO SWINNEY SAYS FLORIDA STATE USED CLEMSON POSITIVE TEST AS AN ‘EXCUSE’ TO NOT PLAY GAMEDES BIELERNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In April, the president signed a decree, imploring telecoms companies to handover data on 226 million Brazilian citizens to the state statistical organization under the pretext of monitoring income and employment during the pandemic.
PODCAST: COVID-19 IS HELPING TURN BRAZIL INTO A SURVEILLANCE STATEANTHONY GREENSEPTEMBER 16, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The 16-person crew booked an airplane under the pretext of flying to Stockholm for a wedding.
THE FAILED HIJACKING THAT REMADE THE SOVIET UNIONEROMO EGBEJULEAUGUST 24, 2020OZY
In the past, the agency has deployed large-scale shows of force in search of fare violations, partnered with the Sheriff to search for parole violators with fare violations as a pretext, as Voice of San Diego reported at the time.
MORNING REPORT: MTS SAYS ITS OFFICERS ARE EXEMPT FROM STATE LAWVOICE OF SAN DIEGOJUNE 26, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Both had appealed to Napoleon; consequently there was a decent pretext for sending a French army into Spain.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
That is a very flimsy pretext, so that the fiscals may not perform their duties faithfully against the governor.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
And for this reason the first help should be given to this State, and not to what has the pretext of piety.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
She had a daughter who served her as a pretext for cultivating the society of young men of fashion.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
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WORDS RELATED TO PRETEXT

  • account
  • affirmation
  • airtight case
  • allegation
  • answer
  • assertion
  • assurance
  • avowal
  • case
  • cop-out
  • cover
  • declaration
  • excuse
  • explanation
  • fish story
  • justification
  • plea
  • pretext
  • profession
  • proof
  • reason
  • reply
  • retort
  • song and dance
  • stall
  • statement
  • vindication
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