Synonyms of pretext in English:

pretext


See definition of pretext

noun

1‘he called at her house on the pretext of inquiring 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