Associations to the word «Pretext»
PRETEXT, noun. A false, contrived, or assumed purpose or reason; a pretense.
PRETEXT, verb. To employ a pretext, which involves using a false or contrived purpose for soliciting the gain of something else.
PRETEXT, noun. Something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason.
PRETEXT, noun. An artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them".
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.