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pretence

US [prɪˈtens]
UK [prɪˈtens]
  • n.伪装;假象;虚伪的表现;妄称
  • Web假装;借口;托词
Plural Form:pretences  
pretence
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n.
1.
[u][sing]
假象;伪装;虚伪的表现the act of behaving in a particular way, in order to make other people believe sth that is not true
Their friendliness was only pretence.
他们的友善态度只不过是装出来的。
By the end of the evening she had abandoned all pretence of being interested.
到晚会结束时,她已将假装的兴趣抛得一干二净。
He made no pretence of great musical knowledge.
他未敢妄称音乐知识丰富。
She was unable to keep up the pretence that she loved him.
她无法继续假装爱他了。
2.
[u][c][ususing]
妄称;自称;标榜a claim that you have a particular quality or skill
a woman with some pretence to beauty
自诩有几分姿色的女人
I make no pretence to being an expert on the subject.
我不敢自诩为这方面的专家。

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