Thesaurus

pretend

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of pretend

  1. 1 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials if you were to see the movie's pretend jewels in real life, you wouldn't be fooled for a minute Synonyms of pretend artificial, bogus, dummy, ersatz, factitious, fake, false, faux, imitative, man-made, mimic, mock, imitation, sham, simulated, substitute, syntheticWords Related to pretend cultured, manufactured, process; unauthentic; adulterated, designer, doctored, engineered, fudged, juggled, manipulated, tampered (with); concocted, fabricated; counterfeit, deceptive, forged, fraudulent, misleading, phony (also phoney); affected, brummagem, feigned, pinchbeck, pseudo, spuriousNear Antonyms of pretend authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; premium, quality, valuable; pure, unadulteratedAntonyms of pretend genuine, natural, real

  2. 2 not real and existing only in the imagination it's just a pretend gun, so please pretend that I got you and play dead Synonyms of pretend chimerical (also chimeric), fabulous, fanciful, fantasied, fantastic (also fantastical), fictional, fictitious, ideal, imaginal, imagined, invented, made-up, make-believe, mythical (or mythic), notional, phantasmal, phantasmic, phantom, imaginary, unreal, visonaryWords Related to pretend fabled, legendary, romantic; abstract, hypothetical, theoretical (also theoretic); unbelievable, unconvincing, unlikely; conceived, envisaged, envisioned, pictured, visualized; daydreamlike, deceptive, delusional, delusive, hallucinatory, illusory, phantasmagoric (or phantasmagorical); concocted, fabricated, feigned, fictive; inexistent, nonexistentNear Antonyms of pretend authentic, genuine, true; factual, verifiable, verified; believable, convincing, realistic; corporeal, material, physical, solid, substantial; palpable, tangibleAntonyms of pretend actual, existent, existing, real


pretend

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pretend

  1. 1 to take on a false or deceptive appearance I pretended that I didn't care that my ex had a new man in her life Synonyms of pretend dissemble, dissimulate, let on, make out Words Related to pretend act, impersonate, masquerade, play, playact, pose; affect, assume, counterfeit, fake, feign, profess, put on, sham, simulate; camouflage, conceal, disguise, mask; bluff, feint Phrases make a pretense, make a show, make believe, put on an act, put up a front

  2. 2 to present a false appearance of as if I would ever pretend illness just to take off a day from work Synonyms of pretend act, affect, assume, bluff, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, pass (for), feign, profess, put on, sham, simulateWords Related to pretend dissimulate, impersonate, let on, masquerade, play, playact, pose; forge, imitate; camouflage, conceal, disguise, mask; feint; malinger



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