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Meanings for sham

a fake; an imitation that purports to be genuine

fake, sham, postiche(noun)

something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player(adj)

a person who makes deceitful pretenses

assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham(verb)

adopted in order to deceive

"an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"

simulate, assume, sham, feign(verb)

make a pretence of

"She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"

feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble(verb)

make believe with the intent to deceive

"He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials

a sofa upholstered in sham leather

being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud

street vendors selling sham designer handbags to gullible tourists

lacking in natural or spontaneous quality

the sham friendliness of a salesman trying to sell you something

a poor, insincere, or insulting imitation of something

condemned the rigged election as a total sham

an imitation that is passed off as genuine

the diamond turned out to be a sham

one who makes false claims of identity or expertise

that supposed French movie star was a sham

to present a false appearance of

shammed a most unconvincing limp just to get sympathy

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Example Sentences of sham

Because so many people want a European passport, sham marriages are on the rise.

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Synonyms for sham

impostor shammer imposter fraud pretender postiche faker juke role player pseudo fake pseud hairpiece false hair histrion dissimulator player fraudulence hoax dissembler put on humbug actor hypocrite phoney phony dupery malingerer thespian skulker off key fancied mistaken imitation sour delusive fictive simulated put on fictional assumed false faux fictitious fabricated pretended untrue pretend adopt take for granted arrogate get into accept strike dissemble take on imitate acquire usurp simulate assume presume affect feign take model take over seize don take up bear wear copy bear upon make believe mask touch cloak touch on move involve venture impress hazard act impact guess profess bear on regard make mock affectation cant dissimulation formalism hypocrisy pharisaism pietism pretense sanctimoniousness sanctimony phantom ghost delusion illusion mockery shadow pretence counterfeit unreality make pretence of imposture imposition trick feint clap trap spurious make believe not real farce bluff shum charade masquerade travesty shenzhen hong deep hypocritical deception scam artificial bogus dummy ersatz factitious imitative man made mimic substitute synthetic forged inauthentic queer snide unauthentic affected contrived feigned forced mechanical plastic strained unnatural caricature cartoon joke parody forgery charlatan fakir hoaxer mountebank quack quacksalver ringer pass (for)

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Antonyms for sham

Sham in different languages

  • زائفArabic
  • imitat verstellen mogelei betrug schwindel fälschung German
  • απάτη Greek
  • falso fingido fingir Spanish
  • huijaus jäljennös väärennös huiputus petos Finnish
  • feinte astuce tricher ruse tromper tromperie mentir faux-semblant French
  • दिखावा Hindi
  • fasullo falso Italian
  • 真似事, ごまかし, まがいものJapanese
  • imitatie oplichterij kwakzalverij bedrog nep Dutch
  • udawany Polish
  • păcăli păcăleală Romanian
  • мошенничество жульничество подделка Russian

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