pretender

Definitions of pretender
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n a person who makes deceitful pretenses

Synonyms:
fake, faker, fraud, imposter, impostor, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, shammer
Types:
name dropper
someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends
ringer
a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
Type of:
beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster
someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

n 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

Synonyms:
dissembler, dissimulator, hypocrite, phoney, phony
Types:
charmer, smoothie, smoothy, sweet talker
someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
Tartufe, Tartuffe
a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
whited sepulcher, whited sepulchre
a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous
Type of:
beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster
someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

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