Synonyms and Antonyms of pretended
1 lacking in natural or spontaneous quality he shows a pretended affection for his girlfriend's cat Synonyms of pretended affected, assumed, bogus, contrived, factitious, fake, false, feigned, forced, mechanical, mock, phony (also phoney), plastic, artificial, pseudo, put-on, sham, simulated, spurious, strained, unnaturalWords Related to pretended automatic, canned, concocted, fabricated, hokey, labored, manufactured, pat, unauthentic, unreal, unrealistic; double-dealing, empty, facile, hollow, hypocritical, insincere, left-handed, mealy, mealymouthed, two-faced, unctuous; exaggerated, histrionic, melodramatic, overacted, overdone, theatrical (also theatric); cute, cutesy, genteel, goody-goody, mincing, overrefined, simpering; conventional, formal, impersonal, inflexible, rigid, stiff, stylized, wooden; artful, calculated, conscious, cultivated, deliberate, premeditated, studiedNear Antonyms of pretended authentic, bona fide, real, realistic, right, true; honest, ingenuous, sincere, unpretending; easy, effortless, smooth; extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, instinctive, unconscious, unprompted, unrehearsed, unstudiedAntonyms of pretended artless, genuine, natural, spontaneous, unaffected, uncontrived, unfeigned, unforced
2 not being or expressing what one appears to be or express hoped that his pretended interest in classical music would impress the boss Synonyms of pretended artificial, backhanded, counterfeit, double, double-dealing, double-faced, fake, feigned, hypocritical, Janus-faced, jive [slang], left-handed, lip, mealy, mealymouthed, Pecksniffian, phony (also phoney), phony-baloney (or phoney-baloney), insincere, two-faced, unctuousWords Related to pretended affected, assumed, claptrap, contrived, forced, mechanical, put-on, simulated, strained, unnatural; empty, hollow, meaningless; deceitful, devious, dishonest, false, untruthful; facile, glib, superficial; bogus, sham; campy, facetious, jocular, tongue-in-cheek; canting, pharisaical, pious, sanctimonious, self-righteous, simon-pureNear Antonyms of pretended direct, forthright, frank, heart-to-heart, open, plain, straightforwardAntonyms of pretended artless, candid, genuine, heartfelt, honest, sincere, undesigning, unfeigned
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up pretended? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).