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sham

sham

 
pronunciation:
shaem
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an imitation that is passed as genuine; counterfeit.
The advertising was very convincing, but the product was a sham.
synonyms:
counterfeit, fake, forgery, hoax, phony
similar words:
shoddy
definition 2: one who pretends to have an identity, status, or qualities that he or she does not possess; impostor.
synonyms:
fake, faker, fraud, impostor, phony, pretender
definition 3: the quality or an instance of pretense or deceptiveness.
His sympathetic words are mere sham.
synonyms:
forgery, masquerade, pretense, show
similar words:
act, acting, ruse
definition 4: a protective or decorative cover, as for a pillow.
synonyms:
pillow sham
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: false or simulated.
sham griefsham diamonds
synonyms:
bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, feigned, fraudulent, inauthentic, phony, spurious
antonyms:
genuine
similar words:
artificial, dissembled, fictitious, forged, imitation, insincere, mock, put-on, shoddy, synthetic
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shammed, shamming, shams
definition: to create the false appearance of; fake.
She's always shamming fatigue to avoid work.
synonyms:
counterfeit, dissemble, fake, feign, pretend, simulate
similar words:
act, affect, assume, imitate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to pretend to feel or be something.
synonyms:
counterfeit, fake, feign
similar words:
act, dissemble, humbug, make believe, pose