English to French:   more detail...
  1. pretext:
  2. Wiktionary:


Detailed Translations for pretext from English to French


pretext [the ~] noun

  1. the pretext (pretence; illusion; guise; pretense)
    l'apparence; le semblant; le leurre; l'illusion; le trompe-l'oeil

Translation Matrix for pretext:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
apparence guise; illusion; pretence; pretense; pretext allure; appearance; bearing; deportment; disguise; exterior; façade; grand manner; look; looks; phase of the moon; pretence; pretense; sham; skin
illusion guise; illusion; pretence; pretense; pretext chimera; delusion; erroneous idea; fable; fabrication; fairytale; fallacy; false hopes; fantasm; fantasy; fata morgana; fib; fiction; figment of the imagination; hallucination; illusion; imagination; mirage; old wive's tale; phantasm; phantasy; pipe dream; story; wrong notion
leurre guise; illusion; pretence; pretense; pretext artificial bait; bait; delusion; enticement; fata morgana; hallucination; illusion; lure; mirage; tempting voice; trick
semblant guise; illusion; pretence; pretense; pretext pretence; pretense; sham
trompe-l'oeil guise; illusion; pretence; pretense; pretext delusion; fata morgana; illusion; mirage; optical illusion; pretence; pretense; sham; trick of vision
- guise; pretence; pretense; stalking-horse
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- prevarication
ModifierRelated TranslationsOther Translations
semblant as if; as though

Related Words for "pretext":

Synonyms for "pretext":

Related Definitions for "pretext":

  1. an artful or simulated semblance1
  2. something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason1

Wiktionary Translations for pretext:

  1. false, contrived or assumed purpose
  1. Cause simulée, supposée.

Cross Translation:
pretext prétexte Vorwand — vorgeschobene, erfundene Begründung für eine Handlung