HyperDic: counterfeit

English > 3 senses of the word counterfeit:
ADJECTIVEallcounterfeit, imitativenot genuine
VERBcreationcounterfeit, forge, fakemake a copy of with the intent to deceive
NOUNartifactcounterfeit, forgerya copy that is represented as the original
counterfeit > pronunciation
Soundskaw'nerfih.t; kaw'nterfih.t
Rhymesacquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > counterfeit: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot genuine; imitating something superior.
Examples
  • "counterfeit emotion"
  • "counterfeit money"
  • "counterfeit works of art"
  • "a counterfeit prince"
Synonymimitative
Narrowerassumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, shamAdopted in order to deceive / deceive
bad, forgedReproduced fraudulently
basedebased
bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastardfraudulent
inauthentic, unauthentic, spuriousIntended to deceive / deceive
mockconstituting a copy or imitation of something
ostensible, ostensiverepresented or appearing as such
pinchbeckServing as an imitation or substitute
pseudo(often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
syntheticnot genuine or natural
See alsoartificial, unrealcontrived by art rather than nature
falsenot in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
insincerelacking sincerity
unreallacking in reality or substance or genuineness
Oppositegenuine, echtnot fake or counterfeit
Spanishcontrahecho, falseado, falsificado, falso, imitado, imitativo
English > counterfeit: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA copy that is represented as the original.
Synonymforgery
BroaderimitationSomething copied or derived from an original
Spanishcontrahechura, falsificación, forjar, imitación
Verbscounterfeitmake a copy of with the intent to deceive
English > counterfeit: 3 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningmake a copy of with the intent to deceive.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "they counterfeited dollar bills"
Synonymsforge, fake
Broaderre-createcreate anew
Spanishcontrahacer, falsear, falsificar, forjar
Catalanfalsar, falsejar, falsificar, forjar
Nounscounterfeita copy that is represented as the original
counterfeitersomeone who makes copies illegally

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