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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"

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  1. pretended

    Pretended generally refers to the act of making something appear to be true or real when it is not, often with the intention to deceive or mislead. It can also mean behaving in a way that is intended to make others believe something that is not true, such as simulating feelings, actions or motives.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pretended

    of Pretend

  2. Pretendedadjective

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

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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. Archimedes:

    Those who claim to discover everything but produce no proofs of the same may be confuted as having actually pretended to discover the impossible.

  2. William Weinreb:

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

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The essence of all jokes, of all comedy, seems to be an honest or well intended halfness; a non performance of that which is pretended to be performed, at the same time that one is giving loud pledges of performance. The balking of the intellect, is comedy and it announces itself in the pleasant spasms we call laughter.

  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. Patty Jenkins:

    I want it to move to the next generation of women, and inspired the next generation of women, there is some visceral identity that people have with the character that I played, because they went in their backyards and they pretended to be her. We share that goddess within, maybe, and I enjoy hearing those stories. So I don’t really tire of it.

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