Sham synonyms

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The definition of lying is not telling the truth.
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(Intransitive) To violate rules in order to gain advantage from a situation.
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Intention or purpose not real but professed.
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Tending to mislead; deceptive.
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Not faithful or loyal
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Uttering falsehood; dishonest or deceitful.
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Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently.
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Made inferior, impure, etc. by adulterating
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The definition of apocryphal is something that may or may not be true or genuine.
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(Philately) Of a totally fictitious issue printed for collectors, often issued on behalf of a non-existent territory or country (not to be confused with forgery, which is an illegitimate copy of a genuine stamp).
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Imitation; sham; fictitious
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Of or designating a food that imitates another in some way
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Not genuine or sincere; feigned:
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The definition of pseudo is someone or something fake, false or pretend.
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Made in resemblance of or as a substitute for another.
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(Radio) Designating or of an unwanted signal transmitted or received at other than the desired frequency
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Artificial behavior meant to impress others; mannerism for effect
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The state or quality of being deceitful.
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A ruse; a trick.
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Delusion is defined as a firm belief you have that is actually not grounded in reality or truth, often occurring as a result of a mental problem.
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Hiding one's feelings or purposes.
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The narrowest rule used in the production of lined writing paper (C19: Variant of FAINT)
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The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.
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(Music) The repetition in close succession of a theme or theme fragment in a different voice: used often as a technique of counterpoint
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(Printing) Arrangement of a printed product’s pages on the printer's sheet so as to have the pages in proper order in the final product.
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The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
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Sleight of hand; skill of a stage magician
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A false, derisive, or impertinent imitation; travesty; burlesque
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Shadow-boxing; fighting that is futile or make-believe
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A mere pretense; sham
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The use of a computer to calculate, by means of extrapolation, the effect of a given physical process
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A crude, distorted, or ridiculous representation (of something)
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To bluff is to pretend something that is not true.
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To admit of being copied:
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To use deceit; lie
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To conceal one's true feelings or intentions.
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(Archaic) To invent or imagine.
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Simple past tense and past participle of feign
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To deceive (someone) by making them believe something which has been maliciously or mischievously fabricated. (scam)
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Imitate is defined as to copy or use something as a model.
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To attribute personal characteristics to something; to personify
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To claim or allege insincerely or falsely:
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To create a representation or model of (a physical system or particular situation, for example).
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(Intransitive) To serve as a replacement (for someone or something)
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Produced artificially, especially in a laboratory or other man-made environment. Nylon is a synthetic chemical compound.
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(Heraldry) To draw (as opposed to blazon - to describe in words).
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Belonging to, or proceeding from the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure.
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Free of pretense, falsehood, or affectation:
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The definition of true is being loyal, something that is real, factually correct, accurate or provable.
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hoax
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trick; pull a hoax
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A derisive art form that mocks by imitation; a parody.
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Something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty:
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An act is defined as an action or something which is done.
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The definition of acting is the job of someone in the performing arts who takes on roles in performances like movies or plays.
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Clothes or accessories worn to conceal one's true identity.
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Acting or living under false pretenses; concealment of something by a false or unreal show; pretentious show; disguise.
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(Uncountable) Mere display or pomp with no substance.
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Engaging in fraud; deceitful.
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Spurious; substituted for the genuine, counterfeit.
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To deliberately ignore something; to pretend not to notice.
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To play a role in a dramatic performance.
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(Intransitive) Assume or maintain a pose; strike an attitude.
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To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of
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To make a show of; to put on a pretence of; to feign; to assume. To make a false display of. [from 16th c.]
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The definition of assume is to formulate or verbalize an idea for which there is no evidence.
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A particular aspect, feature, or detail:
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Someone or something identical with another:
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A display of insincere behavior
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Taken for granted; supposed:
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A person who pretends to be someone or something that he or she is not, as to deceive or cheat others
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One who sets forth a claim, especially a claimant to a throne.
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A person who shams; a liar
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A person who affects being an intellectual
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(Basketball) A player who isn't one of the best players on the team, but still contributes to the team in a meaningful way
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A fraud or forgery; an act of doctoring, or the product of one.
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The practice of hiring or appointing a token number of people from underrepresented groups in order to deflect criticism or comply with affirmative action rules:
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Find another word for sham. In this page you can discover 101 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for sham, like: lying, cheat, pretense, caricature, misleading, untrue, pretext, false, fake, adulterated and apocryphal.