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 for pretended
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pretended \Pre*tend"ed\, a.
     Making a false appearance; unreal; false; as, pretended
     friend. -- Pre*tend"ed*ly, adv.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pretend \Pre*tend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pretended; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Pretending.] [OE. pretenden to lay claim to, F.
     pr['e]tendre, L. praetendere, praetentum, to stretch forward,
     pretend, simulate, assert; prae before + tendere to stretch.
     See Tend, v. t. ]
     1. To lay a claim to; to allege a title to; to claim.
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              Chiefs shall be grudged the part which they pretend.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To hold before, or put forward, as a cloak or disguise for
        something else; to exhibit as a veil for something hidden.
        [R.]
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              Lest that too heavenly form, pretended
              To hellish falsehood, snare them.     --Milton.
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     3. To hold out, or represent, falsely; to put forward, or
        offer, as true or real (something untrue or unreal); to
        show hypocritically, or for the purpose of deceiving; to
        simulate; to feign; as, to pretend friendship.
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              This let him know,
              Lest, willfully transgressing, he pretend
              Surprisal.                            --Milton.
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     4. To intend; to design; to plot; to attempt. [Obs.]
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              Such as shall pretend
              Malicious practices against his state. --Shak.
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     5. To hold before one; to extend. [Obs.] "His target always
        over her pretended." --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pretended
      adj 1: adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an
             assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive
             sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish
             voice"; "sham modesty" [syn: assumed, false,
             fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "pretended":
     affected, alleged, apocryphal, artificial, asserted, assumed,
     avowed, bastard, bogus, brummagem, claimed, colorable, colored,
     counterfeit, counterfeited, distorted, dressed up, dummy,
     embellished, embroidered, ersatz, factitious, fake, faked, false,
     falsified, feigned, fictional, fictitious, fictive, garbled,
     hypocritical, illegitimate, imaginary, imitation, in name only,
     junky, make-believe, man-made, mock, ostensible, perverted, phony,
     pinchbeck, pretend, pretexted, professed, pseudo, purported,
     put-on, quasi, queer, reputed, self-styled, sham, shoddy,
     simulated, so-called, soi-disant, specious, spurious, supposed,
     supposititious, synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated, twisted,
     unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal, warped
  
  

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