pretended

adjective
adopted in order to deceive (Freq. 2)
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an assumed name

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an assumed cheerfulness

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a fictitious address

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fictive sympathy

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a pretended interest

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a put-on childish voice

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sham modesty

Syn: ↑assumed, ↑false, ↑fictitious, ↑fictive, ↑put on, ↑sham
Similar to: ↑counterfeit, ↑imitative
Derivationally related forms: ↑sham (for: ↑sham), ↑fiction (for: ↑fictitious), ↑falseness (for: ↑false)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Pretended — Pre*tend ed, a. Making a false appearance; unreal; false; as, pretended friend. {Pre*tend ed*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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… …   New thesaurus

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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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; …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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] …   From formal English to slang

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

  • 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

  • pretended — adjective false or unreal, in spite of seeming to be true or real: pretended sorrow …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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