Englischer Thesaurus
(Substantiv) 
Definition
a false reason given to hide the real one
They wanted a pretext to restart the war.He excused himself on the pretext of a stomach ache.
Synonyme
guise
The workers are being dismissed under the guise of a reorganization.
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excuse
It was just an excuse to get out of going to school.
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veil
She swathed her face in a veil of decorative muslin.
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show
We need to make a show of acknowledging their expertise.
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cover
The grocery store was just a cover for their betting shop.
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appearance
They gave the appearance of being on both sides.
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device
His actions are obviously a device to buy time.
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mask
His mask cracked, and she saw an angry and violent man.
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ploy
a cynical marketing ploy
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cloak
Individualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
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pretence
He claimed the police beat him up under the pretence that he was resisting arrest.
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semblance
They had nursed Peter back to some semblance of health.
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ruse
This was a ruse to divide them.
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red herring
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alleged reason

Zusätzliche Synonyme

in the sense of appearance
They gave the appearance of being on both sides.
in the sense of cloak
Definition
something that covers or conceals
Individualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
Synonyme
front (informal),
smoke screen,
smoke and mirrors
in the sense of cover
Definition
a pretext or disguise
The grocery store was just a cover for their betting shop.
Synonyme
front (informal),
window-dressing,
smoke screen,
smoke and mirrors

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