HyperDic: sham

English > 5 senses of the word sham:
NOUNartifactsham, fake, postichesomething that is a counterfeit
person sham, imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role playera person who makes deceitful pretenses
VERBcreationsham, simulate, assume, feignmake a pretence of
communicationsham, feign, pretend, affect, dissemblemake believe with the intent to deceive / deceive
ADJECTIVEallsham, assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put onadopted in order to deceive / deceive
sham > pronunciation
Soundsshae'm
RhymesAbraham ... yam: 73 rhymes with aem...
English > sham: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningAdopted in order to deceive / deceive.
Example "sham modesty"
Synonymsassumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on
Broadercounterfeit, imitativenot genuine
Spanishfalso, ficticio, fingido
Catalanfals, fictici
Nounsshamsomething that is a counterfeit
shama person who makes deceitful pretenses
English > sham: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningSomething that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be.
Synonymsfake, postiche
NarrowerPotemkin villageSomething that seems impressive but in fact lacks substance
fake bookA fake in the form of an imitation book
BroaderimitationSomething copied or derived from an original
Spanishimpostura
Catalanimpostura
Adjectivesshamadopted in order to deceive / deceive
Verbsshammake believe with the intent to deceive / deceive
English > sham: 5 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who makes deceitful pretenses.
Synonymsimposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player
Narrowername droppersomeone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends
ringerA contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
Broaderdeceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slickersomeone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Spanishembaucador, embustero, farsante, impostora, impostor, simulador
Catalanengalipador, ensibornador, entabanador, farsaire, farsant, impostor, pseudo
Adjectivesshamadopted in order to deceive / deceive
Verbsshammake a pretence of
English > sham: 5 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningmake a pretence of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymssimulate, assume, feign
Narrowerfeintdeceive by a mock action
playpretend to be somebody in the framework of a game / game or playful activity
Broaderdissemble, pretend, actBehave unnaturally or affectedly
Spanishadoptar, aparentar, fingir, hacerse, simular
Catalanaparentar, fingir, simular
Nounssham, shammera person who makes deceitful pretenses
shammersomeone shirking / shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
English > sham: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningmake believe with the intent to deceive / deceive.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example "He shammed a headache"
Synonymsfeign, pretend, affect, dissemble
Narrowermoutharticulate silently
play possumTo pretend / pretend to be dead
take a divepretend / pretend to be knocked out, as of a boxer
talk through one's hat, bullshit, bull, fakeSpeak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
Broadermisrepresent, belierepresent falsely
Similar tomake, pretend, make believerepresent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
Spanishafectar, aparentar, fingir, pretender, simular
Catalanaparençar, aparentar, fingir, simular
Nounsshamsomething that is a counterfeit
shammera person who makes deceitful pretenses
shammersomeone shirking / shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

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