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Synonyms for pretendingpre·tend·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  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 database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pretending":

    pretend, faking, shamming, make-believe, claiming

How to pronounce pretending?

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US English
Daniel
British
Karen
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How to use pretending in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Golden:

    Our supporters built an homage to the Courier Journal cartoon at Fancy Farm and we posted their work, amy McGrath has tweeted this very cartoon several times and its shameful that shes pretending not to know exactly what it is referencing in order to politicize a tragedy.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The only sin in the world is pretending to know everything.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The punishment from omnipresent God to the problematic person is only a lot of treacherous people especially pretty women around him often with all pretending themselves to be his close companion.

  4. Michael Bluth:

    Acting changed for me a while ago when I started to become disenchanted with pretending to be other people, i’m not interested in tricking you into thinking I’m somebody else. My challenge with acting has now changed into a different goal: to give me another hand on the wheel, along with directing, to steer the audience through the story.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who enjoys the company of false friends or pretending people around is not ever safe and oneself a big fake

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