Definition of pretendedly in English:

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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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  • 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.
  • The election's anti-constitutional logic cancelled in principle any possibility of the country's peoples having equal status in the pretendedly common state.

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