Share this entry

Share this page

pretended

Line breaks: pre|tend¦ed
Pronunciation: /prɪˈtɛndɪd
 
/

Definition of pretended in English:

adjective

Not genuine; assumed: eating ice cream with pretended unconcern
More example sentences
  • All the holiness of their lives, I now saw, was merely pretended.
  • At each execution of a traitor, or pretended such, anguish seizes the survivors.
  • Even pretended disinterest can destroy thought, or pretended interest can give room for ideas to coalesce.

Definition of pretended in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?