pretended


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pre·tend·ed

 (prĭ-tĕn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Not genuine or sincere; feigned: a pretended interest in the proceedings.
2. Supposed; alleged: the pretended heir to the throne.

pre·tend′ed·ly adv.

pretended

(prɪˈtɛndɪd)
adj
fanciful; make-believe; simulated

pre•tend•ed

(prɪˈtɛn dɪd)

adj.
1. insincerely or falsely professed: a pretended interest in art.
2. feigned; counterfeit: pretended wealth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pretended - adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"

pretended

adjective feigned, alleged, so-called, phoney or phony (informal), false, pretend (informal), fake, imaginary, bogus, professed, sham, purported, pseudo (informal), counterfeit, spurious, fictitious, avowed, ostensible Todd shrugged with pretended indifference.

pretended

adjective
Not genuine or sincere:
Translations

pretended

[prɪˈtendɪd] ADJpretendido

pretended

pretended

[prɪˈtɛndɪd] adjfalso/a, finto/a
References in classic literature ?
I didn't like to ask, as everyone knew it or pretended they did.
He thought it annoying that in the darkness by the fence she had pretended there was nothing between them.
Otto pretended not to be surprised at Antonia's behaviour.
Her husband told the story of the Waco man privately to Miss Mayblunt, who pretended to be greatly amused and to think it extremely clever.
Duncan began to breathe more freely, believing that the weight of his examination was past; and, as he had already prepared a simple and probable tale to support his pretended occupation, his hopes of ultimate success grew brighter.
He asked me all sorts of questions, too, and pretended to be very loving and kind.
To one or two rather officious offers of sympathy, her responses were little short of acrimonious; and, we regret to say, Hepzibah was thrown into a positively unchristian state of mind by the suspicion that one of her customers was drawn to the shop, not by any real need of the article which she pretended to seek, but by a wicked wish to stare at her.
Jurgis was so transparently what he pretended to be that his cell mate was as open with him as a child; it was pleasant to tell him adventures, he was so full of wonder and admiration, he was so new to the ways of the country.
It is not pretended that these laws and customs existed in England in the sixth century; no, it is only pretended that inasmuch as they existed in the English and other civilizations of far later times, it is safe to consider that it is no libel upon the sixth century to suppose them to have been in practice in that day also.
By and by he came back and pretended that that was what he had gone behind there for.
But it warn't no use; he stormed right along, and said any man that pretended to be an Englishman and couldn't imitate the lingo no better than what he did was a fraud and a liar.
He pretended to be seeing the distinguished strangers for the first time when they rose to shake hands; but this was only a blind, as he had already had a glimpse of them, at the reception, while robbing the house.