Definition of 'pretender'
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THE old master showed the young pretender he still has a bit to learn. The Sun (2017)THE old master showed the young pretender he still has a bit to learn. The Sun (2017)The young pretenders have scant regard for reputations. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In matters cultural he may have been a great pretender. Times, Sunday Times (2007)All of these great pretenders do a disservice to genuine sufferers. The Sun (2010)Now there may be a new pretender. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Many pretenders are only pretending that they want to be champions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We are looking for contenders, not pretenders. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Now they look more like contenders than pretenders, especially following this convincing hammering. The Sun (2014)He will certainly be looking to clip the young pretender's wings. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But there's one new pretender who is really causing a stir at the oche. The Sun (2009)Too many pretenders have been the trouble for Spurs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Master and pupil, young pretender and the man who once wore golf's crown. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The real contest, champions v pretenders, begins. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Suddenly, the hurdling landscape is vibrant, young pretenders jostling for prominence in a fascinatingly fluid cast. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A vendetta soon removes the young pretender, but the next maid the family hire is not so easy to dislodge. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'pretender'
British English: pretender NOUN
A pretender to a position is someone who claims the right to that position, and whose claim is disputed by others.
...a pretender to the throne.
Definition of pretender from the Collins English Dictionary
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