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Noun: pretender  pri'ten-du(r)
  1. A person who makes deceitful pretences
    - imposter, impostor, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player
  2. 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
    - hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony [N. Amer], phoney
Noun: Pretender
  1. A claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title)

Derived forms: pretenders

Type of: beguiler, cheat, cheater, claimant, deceiver, slicker [informal], trickster

Encyclopedia: Pretender, The