adjective pre·tend·ed \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


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