Pretended

  • 1 Pretended — Pre*tend ed, a. Making a false appearance; unreal; false; as, pretended friend. {Pre*tend ed*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 pretended — index artificial, assumed (feigned), deceptive, delusive, evasive, fictitious, hypothetical, illusory …

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  • 3 pretended — [adj] alleged; imaginary affected, artificial, assumed, avowed, bluffing, bogus, charlatan, cheating, concealed, counterfeit, covered, dissimulated, factitious, fake, false, falsified, feigned, fictitious, impostrous, imposturous, lying, make… …

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  • 4 pretended — [prē ten′did, priten′did] adj. 1. not genuine; feigned 2. reputed or alleged …

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  • 5 Pretended — Pretend Pre*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pretended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pretending}.] [OE. pretenden to lay claim to, F. pr[ e]tendre, L. praetendere, praetentum, to stretch forward, pretend, simulate, assert; prae before + tendere to stretch. See… …

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  • 6 pretended — pretendedly, adv. /pri ten did/, adj. 1. insincerely or falsely professed: a pretended interest in art. 2. feigned, fictitious, or counterfeit: His pretended wealth was proved to be nonexistent. 3. alleged or asserted; reputed. [1425 75; late ME; …

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  • 7 pretended — pre|tend|ed [prıˈtendıd] adj something that is pretended appears to be real but is not ▪ Her eyes widened in pretended astonishment …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 pretended — pre•tend•ed [[t]prɪˈtɛn dɪd[/t]] adj. 1) insincerely or falsely professed: a pretended interest in art[/ex] 2) feigned; counterfeit: pretended wealth[/ex] …

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  • 9 pretended — adjective Date: 15th century professed or avowed but not genuine < pretended affection > • pretendedly adverb …

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  • 10 pretended — pre|tend|ed [ prı tendəd ] adjective not real or sincere: Terry s eyes widened in pretended surprise …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 pretended — adjective false or unreal, in spite of seeming to be true or real: pretended sorrow …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 pretended — adjective pretended tears Syn: fake, faked, affected, assumed, professed, spurious, mock, imitation, simulated, make believe, pseudo, sham, false, bogus; informal pretend, phony …

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  • 13 pretended — UK [prɪˈtendɪd] / US [prɪˈtendəd] adjective not real or sincere Terry s eyes widened in pretended surprise …

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  • 14 pretended — adjective adopted in order to deceive (Freq. 2) an assumed name an assumed cheerfulness a fictitious address fictive sympathy a pretended interest a put on childish voice sham modesty …

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  • 15 pretended — Synonyms and related words: affected, alleged, apocryphal, artificial, asserted, assumed, avowed, bastard, bogus, brummagem, claimed, colorable, colored, counterfeit, counterfeited, distorted, dressed up, dummy, embellished, embroidered, ersatz,… …

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  • 16 pretended — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. feigned, counterfeit, assumed, affected, shammed, bluffing, simulated, dissimulated, lying, falsified, put on, concealed, covered, masked, cheating; see also false 3 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not genuine or… …

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  • 17 pretended — pre tend·ed || prɪ tendɪd adj. professed, ostensibly, seemingly; feigned, made up, faked pre·tend || prɪ tend v. present a false image or appearance; impersonate; act in a role; claim, assert adj. simulated, feigned, make believe …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 pretended to be — made believe that he is, claimed falsely to be …

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  • 19 pretended — adj 1. alleged, so called, nominal, in name only, ostensible, professed, claimed, purported, avowed. 2. simulated, dissimulated, feigned, fake, faked; counterfeit, unauthentic, unreal, mock, ersatz, sham, spurious, bogus, Inf. phony; fictitious,… …

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  • 20 pretended — pre·tend·ed …

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