Definition of pretender:
ringer, the crown, imposter, commoner, fraud, dupery, put-on, fake, juke, quack, court, fakir, hoaxer, humbug, charlatan, pseud, shammer, malingerer, dissembler, faker, impostor, claimant, hoax, sham, abdicate, skulker, dethrone, accession, depose, postiche, actor, fraudulence, coronation, phony, mountebank, accede, crown, rogue, true, player, histrion, deceiver, thespian, hypocrite, phoney, role player, pseudo, owned, dissimulator, quacksalver, claimer, cheat.
- "Ernest Maltravers, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- "Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville", Mary Somerville.
- "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.