Synonyms for (noun) sham

Synonyms: fake, sham, postiche

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

Similar words: imitation

Definition: something copied or derived from an original


Synonyms: imposter, impostor, sham, shammer, role player, fraud, fake, faker, pseud, pseudo, pretender

Definition: a person who makes deceitful pretenses

Similar words: deceiver, beguiler, trickster, cheat, cheater, slicker

Definition: someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

Synonyms for (verb) sham

Synonyms: sham, dissemble, feign, pretend, affect

Definition: make believe with the intent to deceive

Usage: He feigned that he was ill; He shammed a headache

Similar words: belie, misrepresent

Definition: represent falsely

Usage: This statement misrepresents my intentions


Synonyms: assume, sham, simulate, feign

Definition: make a pretence of

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

Similar words: dissemble, pretend, act

Definition: behave unnaturally or affectedly

Usage: She's just acting

Synonyms for (adjective) sham

Synonyms: 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: imitative, counterfeit

Definition: not genuine; imitating something superior

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