pretended


pre·tend·ed

adjective \pri-ˈten-dəd\

Definition of PRETENDED

:  professed or avowed but not genuine <pretended affection>
pre·tend·ed·ly adverb

Examples of PRETENDED

  1. <he shows a pretended affection for his girlfriend's cat>
  2. <hoped that his pretended interest in classical music would impress the boss>

First Known Use of PRETENDED

15th century

Rhymes with PRETENDED

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: pretender
Previous Word in the Dictionary: pretendant
All Words Near: pretended

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up pretended? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).