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Lacking in natural or spontaneous quality
“Todd shrugged with pretended indifference.”
Not being or expressing what one appears to be or express
“… hoped that his pretended interest in classical music would impress the boss.”
Simple past tense for to present a false appearance of
“I cannot pretend to understand the problem.”
Simple past tense for engage in an imaginative game or fantasy
“It was a huge adventure and we'd play silly games and pretend we were pirates on a quest for gold.”
Simple past tense for behave so as to make it appear that something is the case when in fact it is not
“They could pretend that they in fact had hands toughened by manual labor in the somewhat mythical Australian outback.”
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