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Astiz had infiltrated the group by pretending to have a kidnapped brother.

In a culture that worships celebrities while pretending to disdain them, the Sony emails are catnip for the masses.

A new reality series spotlights the extent people will go to impress a crush—from pretending to be deaf to committing theft.

Hannigan thinks that pretending to be a basketball player was a symptom of a larger confidence issue.

Florida is currently holding a contest between two very strange men to see which one can do the best job pretending to be normal.

Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.

Bonaparte invaded Venice pretending that the Venetians had illtreated the French.

It signified that he had definitely given up pretending that he had the power of shaking off the obsession.

He came from behind the counter, pretending to believe her, and started toward the door.

Inside the house a fat, awkward man was struggling, or pretending to struggle, into his coat.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pretending, such as: acting, bluffing, cheating, concealment, counterfeiting, and covering.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.