1. Pretender

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

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Words that Rhyme with Pretender

  • transgender
  • suspender
  • contender
  • splendor
  • engender
  • defender
  • challender
  • cavender
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  • surrender
  • stender
  • spender
  • slender
  • skender
  • schlender
  • offender
  • brendor
  • brender
  • blender
  • allender
  • zender
  • zehnder
  • yender
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  • vendor
  • sender
  • render
  • pender
  • lender
  • kender

Example sentences of the word pretender


1. Noun, singular or mass
A vaccine is a pretender, a double agent of sorts, that helps protect the body.

Quotes containing the word pretender


1. If you are a dreamer come inIf you are a dreamer a wisher a liarA hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyerIf youre a pretender com sit by my fireFor we have some flax golden tales to spinCome in! Come in!
- Shel Silverstein

2. If you are a dreamer, come in,If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...If you're a pretender, come sit by my fireFor we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in!Come in!
- Shel Silverstein

3. The steady soul and the ego pretender / walk with their arms round each other's shoulders / through the mirage.
- Jay Woodman

2. pretender

noun. ['priːˈtɛndɝ'] 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.

Synonyms

  • cheat
  • phony
  • smoothy
  • deceiver
  • charmer
  • dissimulator
  • whited sepulcher
  • hypocrite
  • dissembler
  • beguiler
  • cheater
  • whited sepulchre
  • Tartuffe
  • slicker
  • phoney
  • sweet talker
  • Tartufe
  • smoothie

Antonyms

  • undercharge
  • genuine
  • natural

3. pretender

noun. ['priːˈtɛndɝ'] a person who makes deceitful pretenses.

Synonyms

  • trickster
  • cheat
  • ringer
  • fake
  • deceiver
  • pseudo
  • faker
  • name dropper
  • sham
  • beguiler
  • role player
  • cheater
  • fraud
  • shammer
  • pseud
  • imposter
  • slicker
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