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pretended

[ pri-ten-did ]
/ prɪˈtɛn dɪd /
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adjective

insincerely or falsely professed: a pretended interest in art.
feigned, fictitious, or counterfeit: His pretended wealth was proved to be nonexistent.
alleged or asserted; reputed.

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Origin of pretended

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at pretend, -ed2
pre·tend·ed·ly, adverbself-pre·tend·ed, adjectiveun·pre·tend·ed, adjective
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