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English noun: Pretender

1. Pretender (person) a claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title)


Broader (hypernym)claimant

2. pretender (person) a person who makes deceitful pretenses


Synonymsfake, faker, fraud, imposter, impostor, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, shammer


Broader (hypernym)beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster


Narrower (hyponym)name dropper, ringer

3. pretender (person) a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives


Synonymsdissembler, dissimulator, hypocrite, phoney, phony


Broader (hypernym)beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster


Narrower (hyponym)charmer, smoothie, smoothy, sweet talker, Tartufe, Tartuffe, whited sepulcher, whited sepulchre









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