Definition of pretendedly in English:


Line breaks: pre|tend|ed¦ly
Pronunciation: /prəˈtɛndədli


So as to give the impression of having a certain quality: pretendedly voluntary practices [sentence adverb]: the capitalist form has pretendedly enriched and enlightened society
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  • Those papers are said to have fully established that to spread discord and revolt among the people was the real object of his pretendedly pacific mission.
  • The property of the condemned heretic, pretendedly to pay the expenses of the mock trial, was confiscated, most of it being given to the accusers and judges.
  • We have always maintained that the leadership must not have the right to discover, invent, and impose pretendedly new principles and guidelines for the action of the party.

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