Associations to the word «Pretender»

Wiktionary

PRETENDER, noun. A person who professes beliefs and opinions that they do not hold.
PRETENDER, noun. A claimant to an abolished or already occupied throne.

Dictionary definition

PRETENDER, noun. A claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title).
PRETENDER, noun. A person who makes deceitful pretenses.
PRETENDER, noun. 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.

Wise words

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
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