pretending (part of speech: verb)
pretentious (part of speech: adjective)
forged, mannered, facade, studied, false, impersonating, bogus, ostentatious, ersatz, unnatural, affected, imitation, counterfeit, deceitful, synthetic, showy, fraudulent, theatrical, la-di-da, posing, histrionic, pretentious, imposture, artificial, forced, fake, stagy, stiff, overdone, mock, stilted
- I set myself to think over, one by one, the points that had just occurred to me, so as to make out, if possible, why any man masquerading as Manderson should have done these things that Manderson would not have done. - "The Woman in Black", Edmund Clerihew Bentley.
- Well, these well- known ballads were first sung at the padre, and especially at the padre who was masquerading as a soldier. - "Sketches of the East Africa Campaign", Robert Valentine Dolbey.
- Swiftly and silently Sybil threw off her masquerading dress, that she had unconsciously worn until now, and dropped it on the floor, where it lay glowing like a smouldering bonfire. - "Cruel As The Grave", Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth.