Definition of Pretended

1. Adjective. Adopted in order to deceive. "Sham modesty"

Exact synonyms: Assumed, False, Fictitious, Fictive, Put On, Sham
Similar to: Counterfeit, Imitative
Derivative terms: Falseness, Fiction, Sham, Sham



Definition of Pretended

1. a. Making a false appearance; unreal; false; as, pretended friend.

Definition of Pretended

1. Verb. (past of ''pretend'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pretended

1. pretend [v] - See also: pretend

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Literary usage of Pretended

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"A pretended pastor of one half of Christendom was encouraging by the most extravagant indulgences the murder and plunder of his rival's adherents in ..."

2. The History of England by Tobias George Smollett, David Hume (1827)
"... in which they expressed their resentment of the proceedings of the French king, in owning the pretended prince of Wales for king of England. ..."

3. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"Pellerin pretended that he had not heard the words. "Nevertheless, it is certainly by you! For your name is written at the bottom of it, and there is a line ..."

4. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1830)
"That prince, who immediately perceived the fraud, caused him to be seized, and sent to Rome.f As he did not produce any proof of his pretended nobility, ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1911)
"And the defendant further says, that as to the pretended grant or title of the plaintiff to the land described in his petition ..."

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