Pretensed Pre*tensed", a. Pretended; feigned. [Obs.] -- {Pre*tens"ed*ly}, adv. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • pretensed — n. feigning, pretending; impersonation; false show, false appearance; claim, assertion v. pretend, feign; impersonate; put on a false show, create a false appearance; claim wrongly, make a false assertion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pretensed — pre·tensed …   English syllables

  • pretensed — Pretended …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pretensed — st adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin praetensus (Latin praetentus) (past participle of Latin praetendere) + Middle English ed archaic : pretended …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pretensedly — Pretensed Pre*tensed , a. Pretended; feigned. [Obs.] {Pre*tens ed*ly}, adv. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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