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Synonyms for pretended
prɪˈtɛn dɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham(adj)

    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

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    faked

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2392false
#5373assumed
#6134fake
#11083simulated
#12027sour
#13465faux
#15666mistaken
#17637imitation
#18000fabricated
#18142fictional
#20014sham
#27219fictitious
#30218untrue
#33694pretended
#42285faked
#50752fancied
#121604fictive
#203636delusive

How to use pretended in a sentence?

  1. William Weinreb:

    He pretended to be a spectator but he had murder in his heart.

  2. Martin Fayulu:

    Tshisekedi took a dangerous shortcut to power at the expense of the Congolese people that Felix Tshisekedi pretended to defend, kabila couldn't manipulate the polls for his preferred candidate, so he went with Tshisekedi as a Plan B because( he was) seen as manipulable. ( There's) no long-term peace and stability with faulty institutions.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    This whole time they've pretended that they basically don't care about the criticism, but this is a signal they have taken that to heart and they're trying to rebut that perception.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    Patriotism having become one of our topicks, Johnson suddenly uttered, in a strong determined tone, an apophthegm, at which many will start Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. But let it be considered that he did not mean a real and generous love of our country, but that pretended patriotism which so many, in all ages and countries, have made a cloak of self- interest.

  5. Marvin Cooley:

    We must pity the poor wretched, timid soul who is too faint-hearted to resist his oppressors. He sings the song of the dammed: “I can’t fight back; I have too much to lose; I own too much property; I have worked too hard to get what I have; They will put me out of business if I resist; I might go to jail; I have my family to think about.” Such poor miserable creatures have misplaced values and are hiding their cowardice behind pretended family responsibility -- blindly refusing to see that the most glorious legacy that one can bequeath to posterity is liberty; and that the only true security is liberty.

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