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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not genuine or sincere; feigned: a pretended interest in the proceedings.
  • adj. Supposed; alleged: the pretended heir to the throne.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pretend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making a false appearance; unreal; false.

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  • adj. adopted in order to deceive

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