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

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain