Genuine and Pretended


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Genuine adjective – Not fake or counterfeit.
Usage example: genuine leather

Pretended is an antonym for genuine.
Nearby Words: genuinely, genuineness
Antonyms for Genuine


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Pretended adjective – Lacking in natural or spontaneous quality.
Usage example: he shows a pretended affection for his girlfriend's cat

Genuine is an antonym for pretended in alleged topic.
Nearby Words: pretend, pretence, pretension, pretender, pretending
Antonyms for Pretended
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affection genuine affection pretended affection

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  • They pretended to be gangsters in order to protect their neighborhood from genuine crime, and steal stuff.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers She started out as a Yandere who pretended to love him to get revenge since he didn't save her father from a really messy death, then truly fell for him when he showed her genuine kindness... but she could only sort-of tell him her true feelings after she was murdered by the Big Bad.
  • After an initial reaction of genuine anger, followed by questioning Nojiko (the one person Nami told about her plan to free the village), they pretended to be ignorant of her motives and acted like they hated her so she wouldn't feel obligated to keep working for Arlong.
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