Part of speech: noun

A claimant.

Part of speech: noun

A hypocritc.

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Usage examples "pretender":

  1. Oh, if she could only guess which was the real self, which the pretender! - "The Everlasting Whisper", Jackson Gregory.
  2. " In my eyes he is, at this time, only a hypocritical pretender. - "All's for the Best", T. S. Arthur.
  3. He consents to the fraud and speedily acquires a following as pretender to the English throne. - "The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller", Calvin Thomas.