Pretender definition

prĭ-tĕndər
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A person who pretends.
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One who simulates, pretends, or alleges falsely; a hypocrite or dissembler.
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One who sets forth a claim, especially a claimant to a throne.
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A claimant to a throne.
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An aspirant.
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(person, proper) In English history, the son or the grandson of James II.
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A person who professes beliefs and opinions that they do not hold.
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A claimant to an abolished or already occupied throne.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pretender
Plural:
pretenders

Origin of pretender