Synonyms of pretext in English:

pretext


See definition of pretext

noun

1‘he called at her house on the pretext of enquiring after Mr Bradshaw’

SYNONYMS

excuse, false excuse, ostensible reason, alleged reason, plea, supposed grounds

guise, ploy, pretence, ruse, semblance, show, blind, pose, masquerade, mask, cloak, veil, veneer, smokescreen, camouflage, cover, travesty, parody, charade