Part of speech:
The definition of lying is not telling the truth.
Intention or purpose not real but professed.
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:
Tending to mislead; deceptive.
Not faithful or loyal
Uttering falsehood; dishonest or deceitful.
Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently.
Made inferior, impure, etc. by adulterating
The definition of apocryphal is something that may or may not be true or genuine.
Imitation; sham; fictitious
Of or designating a food that imitates another in some way
Not genuine or sincere; feigned:
The definition of pseudo is someone or something fake, false or pretend.
Made in resemblance of or as a substitute for another.
(Radio) Designating or of an unwanted signal transmitted or received at other than the desired frequency
Artificial behavior meant to impress others; mannerism for effect
A ruse; a trick.
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.
The narrowest rule used in the production of lined writing paper (C19: Variant of FAINT)
(Music) The repetition in close succession of a theme or theme fragment in a different voice: used often as a technique of counterpoint
The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
Sleight of hand; skill of a stage magician
A false, derisive, or impertinent imitation; travesty; burlesque
A mere pretense; sham
The use of a computer to calculate, by means of extrapolation, the effect of a given physical process
A crude, distorted, or ridiculous representation (of something)
To bluff is to pretend something that is not true.
To admit of being copied:
To use deceit; lie
To conceal one's true feelings or intentions.
(Archaic) To invent or imagine.
To deceive (someone) by making them believe something which has been maliciously or mischievously fabricated. (scam)
Imitate is defined as to copy or use something as a model.
To claim or allege insincerely or falsely:
To create a representation or model of (a physical system or particular situation, for example).
Produced artificially, especially in a laboratory or other man-made environment. Nylon is a synthetic chemical compound.
(Heraldry) To draw (as opposed to blazon - to describe in words).
Free of pretense, falsehood, or affectation:
The definition of true is being loyal, something that is real, factually correct, accurate or provable.
trick; pull a hoax
Something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty:
An act is defined as an action or something which is done.
The definition of acting is the job of someone in the performing arts who takes on roles in performances like movies or plays.
Clothes or accessories worn to conceal one's true identity.
Engaging in fraud; deceitful.
To play a role in a dramatic performance.
(Intransitive) Assume or maintain a pose; strike an attitude.
To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of
To make a show of; to put on a pretence of; to feign; to assume. To make a false display of. [from 16th c.]
The definition of assume is to formulate or verbalize an idea for which there is no evidence.
A particular aspect, feature, or detail:
Someone or something identical with another:
A display of insincere behavior
Taken for granted; supposed:
A person who pretends to be someone or something that he or she is not, as to deceive or cheat others
One who sets forth a claim, especially a claimant to a throne.
A person who affects being an intellectual
(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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