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pretended

adjective

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pretended

verb
past tense of pretend

Synonyms of pretended (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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2 to present a false appearance of
  • as if I would ever pretend illness just to take off a day from work

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The first known use of pretended was in the 15th century

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“Pretended.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pretended. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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