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synonyms for pretender

  • actor
  • charlatan
  • deceiver
  • dissembler
  • fake
  • faker
  • fraud
  • hypocrite
  • imitator
  • impostor
  • quack
  • snob
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First-round matchups and predictionsMetrics — both conventional and less traditional — can provide clues about which teams deserve to be considered contenders, and which are mere pretenders.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2021 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSMATT BONESTEEL, NEIL GREENBERGMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
So, as you fill out your brackets this week, here’s a quick way to separate the contenders from the pretenders.
WEDNESDAY’S NEWS AND UPDATES ON THE NCAA TOURNAMENTWASHINGTON POST STAFFMARCH 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Consummate liar and comedian, or true man and no pretender, his eyes did not falter.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Is it to the emblem of the House of York, or the badge of the Pretender?
NOTES AND QUERIES, NO. 179. SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1853.VARIOUS
A captivating romance of love and chivalry—the adventures of a charming highwayman of the days of the English Pretender.
THE PRINCESS DEHRAJOHN REED SCOTT
This shall be left in my hands by him for thirty days, during which the pretender shall leave France.
THE FALSE CHEVALIERWILLIAM DOUW LIGHTHALL
The young Pretender, followed by about fifty Scotch and Irish adventurers, meanwhile, came incog.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
In the rebellion of which we are now treating, he turned sides, and joined the Pretender; a step treacherous in the extreme.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
The Pretender himself constantly marched on foot, at the head of two regiments, one of which was appropriated as his body guard.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
She offered Philip to fly with her boy to the Low Countries and to serve as a pretender in his hands.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLEJOHN RICHARD GREEN
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WORDS RELATED TO PRETENDER

  • backstabber
  • cardsharp
  • charlatan
  • fake
  • opportunist
  • phony
  • pretender
  • swindler
  • sycophant
  • timeserver
  • trimmer
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