Translation of "pretext" to French

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Dictionary translations for "pretext"

pretext [ˈpri:tekst] noun Listen
pl. pretexts
le prétexte m Listen
He delayed payment on some pretext or other.
Il a reporté le paiement sous un prétexte quelconque.
l' excuse f (lie) Listen

Contexts with "pretext"

He delayed payment on some pretext or other. Il a reporté le paiement sous un prétexte quelconque.
He did not come on the pretext of sickness. Il n'est pas venu sous prétexte de maladie.
He made up a pretext for a fight with me. Il a trouvé un prétexte pour se battre avec moi.
The Japanese fishing fleet catches more than 1000 whales per year on the pretext of scientific research. Les pêcheurs japonnais capturent plus de 1000 baleines par an sous prétexte de recherche scientifique.
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