Synonyms for (noun) counterfeit

Synonyms: counterfeit, forgery

Definition: a copy that is represented as the original

Similar words: imitation

Definition: something copied or derived from an original

Synonyms for (verb) counterfeit

Synonyms: fake, forge, counterfeit

Definition: make a copy of with the intent to deceive

Usage: he faked the signature; they counterfeited dollar bills; She forged a Green Card

Similar words: re-create

Definition: create anew

Usage: Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale

Synonyms for (adjective) counterfeit

Synonyms: imitative, counterfeit

Definition: not genuine; imitating something superior

Usage: counterfeit emotion; counterfeit money; counterfeit works of art; a counterfeit prince

Similar words: assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, sham, put on, pretended

Definition: adopted in order to deceive

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


Similar words: forged, bad

Definition: reproduced fraudulently

Usage: like a bad penny...; a forged twenty dollar bill


Similar words: base

Definition: debased; not genuine

Usage: an attempt to eliminate the base coinage


Similar words: bastard, fake, phoney, phony, bogus

Definition: fraudulent; having a misleading appearance


Similar words: unauthentic, inauthentic, spurious

Definition: intended to deceive

Usage: a spurious work of art


Similar words: mock

Definition: constituting a copy or imitation of something

Usage: boys in mock battle


Similar words: ostensible, ostensive

Definition: represented or appearing as such; pretended

Usage: His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity


Similar words: pinchbeck

Definition: serving as an imitation or substitute

Usage: pinchbeck heroism


Similar words: pseudo

Definition: (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of

Usage: a pseudo esthete; pseudoclassic


Similar words: synthetic

Definition: not genuine or natural

Usage: counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic- George Will