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Meaning & Definition of Pretender in English

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Pretender

/pritɛndər/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • Pretender

2. A person who makes deceitful pretenses

    synonym:
  • imposter
  • ,
  • impostor
  • ,
  • pretender
  • ,
  • fake
  • ,
  • faker
  • ,
  • fraud
  • ,
  • sham
  • ,
  • shammer
  • ,
  • pseudo
  • ,
  • pseud
  • ,
  • role player

3. 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

    synonym:
  • hypocrite
  • ,
  • dissembler
  • ,
  • dissimulator
  • ,
  • phony
  • ,
  • phoney
  • ,
  • pretender