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Definitions for pretended
prɪˈtɛn dɪdpre·tend·ed

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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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pretended

    of Pretend

  2. Pretended(adj)

    making a false appearance; unreal; false; as, pretended friend

How to pronounce pretended?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say pretended in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pretended in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pretended in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of pretended in a Sentence

  1. William Weinreb:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Jacques Derrida:

    To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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