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pretending

adjective

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pretending

verb
present participle of pretend

Synonyms of pretending (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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“Pretending.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pretending. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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