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Another word for sham

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Noun
  1. A fraudulent imitation

      1. Not genuine or real; sham or counterfeit:
      2. Spurious, deceptive, or false:
      3. Fraudulent, deceitful, or dishonest:
      1. The act of forging something, especially the unlawful act of counterfeiting a document or object for the purposes of fraud or deception.
      2. Something that has been forged, especially a document that has been copied or remade to look like the original.
      1. Having a false or misleading appearance; fraudulent.
      2. One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham.
      3. A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
      1. To make an imitation or copy of (something), usually with the intent to defraud:
      2. To make a pretense of; feign:
      3. To carry on a deception; dissemble.
    See also:

    true

  2. A false, derisive, or impudent imitation of something

      1. A debased or grotesque likeness:
      2. An exaggerated or grotesque imitation, such as a parody of a literary work.
      3. To make a travesty of; parody or ridicule.
      1. A literary or artistic work that uses imitation, as of the characteristic style of an author or a work, for comic effect or ridicule.
      2. A genre, as in literature, comprising such works.
      3. Something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty:
      1. Scornfully contemptuous ridicule; derision.
      2. A specific act of ridicule or derision:
      3. An object of scorn or ridicule:
      1. To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride:
      2. To imitate in fun or derision:
      3. To mimic or resemble closely:
      1. A light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters, and often slapstick elements are used for humorous effect.
      2. The branch of literature constituting such works.
      3. The broad or spirited humor characteristic of such works.
      1. A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect.
      2. The art of creating such representations.
      3. A grotesque imitation or misrepresentation:
      1. A literary or dramatic work that makes fun of something, often by means of outlandish exaggeration.
      2. A ludicrous or mocking imitation; a travesty:
      3. A variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease.
  3. A display of insincere behavior

Adjective
  1. Fraudulently or deceptively imitative

    See also:

    true

Verb
  1. To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of

      1. To have or take on the appearance, sound, or character of; imitate:
      2. To make in imitation of or as a substitute for:
      3. To make a pretense of; feign:
      1. Pretended; feigned.
      2. A deceptive outward appearance.
      3. The act of teasing or misleading someone, especially for amusement.
      1. To give a false appearance of; feign:
      2. To claim or allege insincerely or falsely:
      3. To represent fictitiously in play; make believe:
      1. To set forth in words for consideration; propound:
      2. To present or constitute:
      3. To place (a model, for example) in a specific position.
      1. To play a role in a dramatic performance.
      2. To play a pretended role; make believe.
      3. To behave in an overdramatic or artificial manner.
      1. To give a false appearance of:
      2. To represent falsely; pretend to:
      3. To imitate so as to deceive:
      1. Having a false or misleading appearance; fraudulent.
      2. One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham.
      3. A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
      1. To disguise or conceal one's real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance.
      2. To disguise or conceal behind a false appearance.
      1. To make an imitation or copy of (something), usually with the intent to defraud:
      2. To make a pretense of; feign:
      3. To carry on a deception; dissemble.
      1. The process of doing or performing something:
      2. Something done or performed; a deed:
      3. Something done that has legal significance:
  2. To take on or give a false appearance of

      1. To have or take on the appearance, sound, or character of; imitate:
      2. To make in imitation of or as a substitute for:
      3. To make a pretense of; feign:
      1. Pretended; feigned.
      2. A deceptive outward appearance.
      3. The act of teasing or misleading someone, especially for amusement.
      1. To give a false appearance of; feign:
      2. To claim or allege insincerely or falsely:
      3. To represent fictitiously in play; make believe:
      1. To give a false appearance of:
      2. To represent falsely; pretend to:
      3. To imitate so as to deceive:
      1. Having a false or misleading appearance; fraudulent.
      2. One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham.
      3. A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
      1. To make an imitation or copy of (something), usually with the intent to defraud:
      2. To make a pretense of; feign:
      3. To carry on a deception; dissemble.
      1. To take for granted; suppose:
      2. To take upon oneself (a duty or obligation):
      3. To undertake the duties of (an office):
      1. To have an influence on or effect a change in:
      2. To act on the emotions of; touch or move.
      3. To attack or infect, as a disease:
    See also:

    true

Another word for sham

Modifier
Noun
  1. See also:

    fake