English version

charade

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcharadecha‧rade /ʃəˈrɑːd $ ʃəˈreɪd/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 charades2 [countable]PRETEND a situation in which people behave as though something is true or serious, when it is not really true 🔊 Unless more money is given to schools, all this talk of improving education is just a charade.
Examples from the Corpus
charadeSimon has told Susan that his marriage is a charade, continued only for the sake of the children.The trial was just a charade -- the verdict had already been decided.The institutional separation of the state from the capitalist class is not simply a charade.Simon told Susan that his marriage was a charade, continued only for the sake of the children.In the evening, after the first stiffness wore off and charades were introduced, the party went with a swing.Both are charades meant to direct attention away from a stubborn commitment to the status quo.Without a firm commitment to peace, the talks will be a disappointing charade.Dash was watching the charade and laughing.Lee no longer wanted to be part of this charade.The whole charade is compounded by financial extravagance.
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