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Synonyms for pretended
prɪˈtɛn dɪdpre·tend·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, shamadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    off-key, fancied, fake, mistaken, imitation, sour, delusive, fictive, simulated, put on, fictional, assumed, false, faux, fictitious, sham, fabricated, untrue

    Antonyms:
    genuine, echt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pretended":

    faked

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#203636delusive

How to use pretended in a sentence?

  1. Jacqueline van Maarsen:

    Otto gave me a copy of the farewell letter Anne wrote to me in hiding. I was surprised because there were two letters: the second was a reply to a letter she pretended I had written to her. She wrote: “I am thinking so much of you,” and “Let’s always be good friends until I come back.” She must have been very lonely.

  2. Ryan Reynolds:

    It was Ryans first time. He was understandably scared. It all happened so fast. Like, REALLY fast. He wept. I pretended to weep. Then he called all his friend [sic]. #voteearly.

  3. Edith Eva Eger:

    I was so scared, i closed my eyes, and I pretended that the music was Tchaikovsky, and I was dancing 'Romeo and Juliet' in the Budapest opera house.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Joe Biden campaigned for president as a moderate, but on virtually every issue he has governed like a woke left-wing zealot, by opposing Biden’s multi-trillion dollar socialist boondoggle, Manchin is governing like the sane moderate Democrat that Biden pretended to be on the campaign trail.

  5. Alexei Pushkov:

    They pretended... Only 20 percent of their (U.S. led coalition) operations produced results, 80 percent of them did not lead to bombardments, they returned to base for different reasons.

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