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pre·tend·er

 (prĭ-tĕn′dər)
n.
1. One who simulates, pretends, or alleges falsely; a hypocrite or dissembler.
2. One who sets forth a claim, especially a claimant to a throne.

pretender

(prɪˈtɛndə)
n
1. a person who pretends or makes false allegations
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who mounts a claim, as to a throne or title

pre•tend•er

(prɪˈtɛn dər)

n.
1. a person who pretends, esp. for a dishonest purpose.
2. an aspirant or claimant (often fol. by to): a pretender to the throne.
3. a person who makes unjustified or false claims.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pretender - a claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title)
claimant - someone who claims a benefit or right or title; "claimants of unemployment compensation"; "he was a claimant to the throne"
2.pretender - a person who makes deceitful pretensespretender - a person who makes deceitful pretenses
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
name dropper - someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends
ringer - a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
3.pretender - a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motivespretender - a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
charmer, smoothie, smoothy, sweet talker - someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
Tartufe, Tartuffe - a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
whited sepulcher, whited sepulchre - a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous

pretender

noun claimant, claimer, aspirant the Comte de Paris, pretender to the French throne

pretender

noun
2. One who sets forth a claim to a royal title:
Translations

pretender

[prɪˈtendəʳ] Npretendiente mf
pretender to the thronepretendiente mf al trono
the Young Pretenderel joven Pretendiente

pretender

[prɪˈtɛndər] nprétendant(e) m/f
pretender to sth → prétendant à qch

pretender

n (to throne) → Prätendent(in) m(f) (→ to auf +acc)

pretender

[prɪˈtɛndəʳ] n (to the throne) → pretendente m/f
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