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counterfeit

coun·ter·feit

counterfeit

 
 
pronunciation:
kaUn tr fiht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made to resemble something genuine in order to defraud.
The hundred-dollar bills were found to be counterfeit.Techniques for printing counterfeit money had improved dramatically.
synonyms:
bogus, fake, forged, fraudulent
antonyms:
bona fide, genuine
similar words:
bad, phony, sham
definition 2: feigned or insincere.
He did not want her counterfeit affection.
synonyms:
fake, feigned, insincere, phony, pretended, put-on, sham, spurious
antonyms:
genuine
similar words:
bogus, false, made-up
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part of speech: noun
definition: something made to resemble a genuine object in order to defraud; forgery.
The painting exchanged hands many times before it was discovered to be a counterfeit.
synonyms:
fake, forgery, phony, sham
similar words:
fabrication, imitation
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: counterfeited, counterfeiting, counterfeits
definition 1: to make a fraudulent imitation or copy of.
The criminals counterfeited money in addition to robbing banks.
synonyms:
fake, forge
similar words:
copy
definition 2: to feign or pretend.
She counterfeited sadness at her father's funeral because she was still unable to forgive his coldness.
synonyms:
fake, feign, sham
similar words:
act, assume, pretend, simulate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make fraudulent imitations or copies.
similar words:
plagiarize
definition 2: to feign an emotion or attitude.
synonyms:
fake, feign, sham
similar words:
act
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derivation: counterfeiter (n.)
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  bank, money