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1. adopted in order to deceive;
- Example: "an assumed name"
- Example: "an assumed cheerfulness"
- Example: "a fictitious address"
- Example: "fictive sympathy"
- Example: "a pretended interest"
- Example: "a put-on childish voice"
- Example: "sham modesty"
[syn: assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pretended \Pre*tend"ed\, a. Making a false appearance; unreal; false; as, pretended friend. -- Pre*tend"ed*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pretend \Pre*tend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pretended; p. pr. & vb. n. Pretending.] [OE. pretenden to lay claim to, F. pr['e]tendre, L. praetendere, praetentum, to stretch forward, pretend, simulate, assert; prae before + tendere to stretch. See Tend, v. t. ] 1. To lay a claim to; to allege a title to; to claim. [1913 Webster] Chiefs shall be grudged the part which they pretend. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To hold before, or put forward, as a cloak or disguise for something else; to exhibit as a veil for something hidden. [R.] [1913 Webster] Lest that too heavenly form, pretended To hellish falsehood, snare them. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To hold out, or represent, falsely; to put forward, or offer, as true or real (something untrue or unreal); to show hypocritically, or for the purpose of deceiving; to simulate; to feign; as, to pretend friendship. [1913 Webster] This let him know, Lest, willfully transgressing, he pretend Surprisal. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To intend; to design; to plot; to attempt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Such as shall pretend Malicious practices against his state. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To hold before one; to extend. [Obs.] "His target always over her pretended." --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pretended adj 1: adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty" [syn: assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "pretended": affected, alleged, apocryphal, artificial, asserted, assumed, avowed, bastard, bogus, brummagem, claimed, colorable, colored, counterfeit, counterfeited, distorted, dressed up, dummy, embellished, embroidered, ersatz, factitious, fake, faked, false, falsified, feigned, fictional, fictitious, fictive, garbled, hypocritical, illegitimate, imaginary, imitation, in name only, junky, make-believe, man-made, mock, ostensible, perverted, phony, pinchbeck, pretend, pretexted, professed, pseudo, purported, put-on, quasi, queer, reputed, self-styled, sham, shoddy, simulated, so-called, soi-disant, specious, spurious, supposed, supposititious, synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated, twisted, unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal, warped