Definition Of pretended


lay claim to (a quality or title).

he cannot pretend to sophistication

not genuine; assumed.

she interrupted him with pretended indignation

speak and act so as to make it appear that something is the case when in fact it is not.

I closed my eyes and pretended I was asleep

Example Of pretended

  • All the holiness of their lives, I now saw, was merely pretended .

  • At each execution of a traitor, or pretended such, anguish seizes the survivors.

  • Even pretended disinterest can destroy thought, or pretended interest can give room for ideas to coalesce.

  • His whole behavior gives color to the supposition that he was the accomplice of a pretended death.

  • Honest dissent is better by far than pretended assent.

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