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pretender

noun

1 Pretender

A claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title).



2 pretender

A person who makes deceitful pretenses.

synonyms: fake, faker, fraud, imposter, impostor, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, shammer.

Roget 548: deceiver etc. (deceive) etc. 545; dissembler, hypocrite; sophist, Pharisee, Jesuit, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Joseph Surface, Tartufe, ... show more

Roget 884: boasting etc. v.; boast, vaunt, crake; pretense, pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade; gasconade; ... show more

Roget 925: undueness etc. adj.; malum prohibitum [Lat.]; impropriety; illegality etc. 964.    falseness etc. adj.; emptiness of title, invalidity of title; illegitimacy.    ... show more

Dutch: bedrieger, fraudeur, snoever, vervalser
Polish: impostor

3 pretender

A person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives.

synonyms: dissembler, dissimulator, hypocrite, phoney, phony.

Dutch: draaikont, farizeeër, huichelaar, hypocriet, Januskop, januskop, jezuïet, schijnheilige, smoelentrekker, valsaard ... show more
Polish: faryzeusz, fałszywiec, hipokryta, jezuita, obłudnik


Moby thesaurus: actor, affecter, arrogator, aspirant, blagueur, bluff, bluffer, candidate, charlatan, claimant, deceiver, fake, faker, fourflusher, fraud, hollow man, humbug, impersonator, impostor, malingerer ... show more.

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