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make-believe

noun

1 make-believe

Imaginative intellectual play.

synonyms: pretence, pretense.

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Roget 546: untruth, falsehood, lie, story, thing that is not, fib, bounce, crammer, taradiddle, whopper; jhuth.    forgery, fabrication, invention; ... show more



2 make-believe

The enactment of a pretense.

synonym: pretend.

adjective

1 make-believe

Imagined as in a play:
— The make-believe world of theater.

synonym: pretend.

Roget 545: deceived etc. v.; deceiving &c.; cunning etc. 702; prestigious, prestigiatory; deceptive, deceptious; deceitful, ... show more


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