HyperDic: pretender

English > 3 senses of the word Pretender / pretender:
NOUNperson Pretendera claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title)
person pretender, imposter, impostor, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role playera person who makes deceitful pretenses
person pretender, hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoneya person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
Pretender / pretender > pronunciation
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English > Pretender: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title).
Broaderclaimantsomeone who claims / claims a benefit or right or title
Verbspretendput forward a claim and assert right or possession of
English > pretender: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who makes deceitful pretenses.
Synonymsimposter, impostor, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player
Narrowername droppersomeone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends
ringerA contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
Broaderdeceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slickersomeone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Spanishembaucador, embustero, farsante, impostora, impostor, simulador
Catalanengalipador, ensibornador, entabanador, farsaire, farsant, impostor, pseudo
Verbspretendmake believe with the intent to deceive / deceive
pretendbehave unnaturally or affectedly
English > pretender: 3 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives.
Synonymshypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoney
NarrowerTartuffe, TartufeA hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
smoothie, smoothy, sweet talker, charmersomeone with an assured and ingratiating manner
whited sepulcher, whited sepulchreA person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous
Broaderdeceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slickersomeone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Spanishcamandulero, comediante, embustero, falso, fariseo, farsante, hipócrita, impostor, mentiroso, santurrón, tartufo
Catalancolltort, fariseu, hipòcrita

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