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 ?
So the two pretended weavers set up two looms, and affected to work very busily, though in reality they did nothing at all.
Besides this, I observed that the men made no scruple to set themselves out, and to go a-fortunehunting, as they call it, when they had really no fortune themselves to demand it, or merit to deserve it; and that they carried it so high, that a woman was scarce allowed to inquire after the character or estate of the person that pretended to her.
As he pretended not to see me, I pretended not to see him.
Therefore he desired to be further satisfied what I meant by law, and the dispensers thereof, according to the present practice in my own country; because he thought nature and reason were sufficient guides for a reasonable animal, as we pretended to be, in showing us what he ought to do, and what to avoid.
Next day he received from Alexey Alexandrovitch a final answer, refusing to grant Anna's divorce, and he understood that this decision was based on what the Frenchman had said in his real or pretended trance.
No food was brought, but the Barmecide pretended to help himself from a dish, and carry a morsel to his mouth, saying as he did so, "Eat, my friend, eat, I entreat.
The reason they were cheated was that she pretended to be something else.
AN ASS feeding in a meadow saw a Wolf approaching to seize him, and immediately pretended to be lame.
So saying the Opossum lay down and pretended to be dead.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended legislation:
This pretended foundling is a real monster of abomination," resumed Jehanne.
Lavrushka, understanding that this was done to perplex him and that Napoleon expected him to be frightened, to gratify his new masters promptly pretended to be astonished and awe-struck, opened his eyes wide, and assumed the expression he usually put on when taken to be whipped.