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Synonyms for pretending
pre·tend·ing

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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigningnoun

    the act of giving a false appearance

    "his conformity was only pretending"

    Synonyms:
    pretence, pretext, pretension, pretense, guise, feigning, computer simulation, make-believe, simulation, model, dissembling

PPDB, the paraphrase database5.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "pretending":

    pretend, faking, shamming, make-believe, claiming

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#169441dissembling

How to use pretending in a sentence?

  1. Cathryn Oakley:

    It’s really, I think, a big but important, notable moment that they’re no longer pretending that this is about caring about young folks, and making it very clear that all that they really want to do is prevent trans folks from being able to receive medically necessary, life-saving care basically at any age, they have abandoned women’s sports entirely but doubled down on trying to hurt trans kids.

  2. Eric Johnson:

    Our chief is committed to making sure that we actually reduce violence by going where violence is and not pretending like we don't know where the parts of our city are.

  3. President Obama:

    My job is not to trim my sails and not tell the American people what we should be doing, pretending somehow we don't need better roads, that we don't need more affordable college.

  4. The EU chief negotiator:

    If the United Kingdom leaves without a deal, all these questions will not disappear. They are still there, some three years after the Brexit referendum we should not be pretending to negotiate.

  5. unknown:

    They stood there pretending to be just friends when all the while everyone in the room could plainly see that they were only existing for each other.


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