Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pretender

3 senses of pretender

Sense 1
Pretender -- (a claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title))
       => claimant -- (someone who claims a benefit or right or title; "claimants of unemployment compensation"; "he was a claimant to the throne")

Sense 2
imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player -- (a person who makes deceitful pretenses)
       => deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker -- (someone who leads you to believe something that is not true)

Sense 3
hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoney, pretender -- (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)
       => deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker -- (someone who leads you to believe something that is not true)

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