Examples of pretender in a Sentence
it turns out that the guy who claimed to work for a modeling agency was just a pretender
Recent Examples of pretender from the Web
AKRON, Ohio - The Next Jack Nicklaus was Tiger Woods, but not before a long list of pretenders failed to be.
Expertly textured, without the added sweetness that makes so many brioche pretenders just shy of Hawaiian bread, this incarnation of the Normandy classic would make any Francophile happy. 16.
Against this onslaught of pretenders, the Prius’s grip on the throne has become tenuous.
Once again the Lakers are poised to be contenders and the pretenders are packing for Inglewood.
The Rockies continued to press down their thumbs on the Giants, beating them for the 10th time in 11 games while knocking the contenders turned pretenders 19 1/2 games behind them in the N.L. West.
A lot of the pretenders are bubblegum pop princesses.
His rude personal style ruffles the feathers of many who see him as a pretender or a huckster.
Fans are fiercely loyal and don’t take kindly to pretenders.
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First Known Use of pretender
Synonymscharlatan, fake, faker, fakir, fraud, hoaxer, humbug, mountebank, phony (also phoney), impostor, quack, quacksalver, ringer, sham
Related Wordscopycat, imitator, impersonator, mimic; actor, bluffer, counterfeiter, deceiver, dissembler, duper, feigner, misleader, operator, trickster; poseur; cozener, defrauder, dodger, fraudster [chiefly British], scammer, scamster, sharper, sharpie (or sharpy), skinner, swindler
Near Antonymsace, adept, authority, crackerjack (also crackajack), expert, maestro, master, past master, professional, virtuoso, whiz, wizard
PRETENDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pretender for English Language Learners
: someone who claims to have the right to a particular title or position (such as king or queen) when others do not agree
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