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fake

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fake

  1. 1 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials <opposed to the unnecessary killing of animals, she'll consider wearing only fake furs> Synonyms artificial, bogus, dummy, ersatz, factitious, imitation, false, faux, imitative, man-made, mimic, mock, pretend, sham, simulated, substitute, syntheticRelated Words cultured, manufactured, process; unauthentic; adulterated, designer, doctored, engineered, fudged, juggled, manipulated, tampered (with); concocted, fabricated; counterfeit, deceptive, forged, fraudulent, misleading, phony (also phoney); affected, brummagem, feigned, pinchbeck, pseudo, spuriousNear Antonyms authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; premium, quality, valuable; pure, unadulteratedAntonyms genuine, natural, real

  2. 2 being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud <arrested for peddling “designer” watches that were fake> Synonyms bogus, counterfeit, false, forged, inauthentic, phony (also phoney), queer, sham, snide, spurious, unauthenticRelated Words artificial, factitious, imitation, man-made, mimic, mock, simulated, substitute, synthetic; dummy, nonfunctioning, ornamental; cultured, fabricated, manufactured; deceptive, delusive, misleadingNear Antonyms natural; actual, true, validAntonyms authentic, bona fide, genuine, real, unfaked

  3. 3 lacking in natural or spontaneous quality <the boss's pitiful attempts at humor were met with fake laughter> Synonyms affected, assumed, bogus, contrived, factitious, artificial, false, feigned, forced, mechanical, mock, phony (also phoney), plastic, pretended, pseudo, put-on, sham, simulated, spurious, strained, unnaturalRelated Words automatic, canned, concocted, fabricated, hokey, labored, manufactured, pat, unauthentic, unreal, unrealistic; double-dealing, empty, facile, hollow, hypocritical, insincere, left-handed, mealy, mealymouthed, two-faced, unctuous; exaggerated, histrionic, melodramatic, overacted, overdone, theatrical (also theatric); cute, cutesy, genteel, goody-goody, mincing, overrefined, simpering; conventional, formal, impersonal, inflexible, rigid, stiff, stylized, wooden; artful, calculated, conscious, cultivated, deliberate, premeditated, studiedNear Antonyms authentic, bona fide, real, realistic, right, true; honest, ingenuous, sincere, unpretending; easy, effortless, smooth; extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, instinctive, unconscious, unprompted, unrehearsed, unstudiedAntonyms artless, genuine, natural, spontaneous, unaffected, uncontrived, unfeigned, unforced

  4. 4 not being or expressing what one appears to be or express <the fake friendliness of the sales rep made me want to gag> Synonyms artificial, backhanded, counterfeit, double, double-dealing, double-faced, insincere, feigned, hypocritical, Janus-faced, jive [slang], left-handed, lip, mealy, mealymouthed, Pecksniffian, phony (also phoney), phony-baloney (or phoney-baloney), pretended, two-faced, unctuousRelated Words affected, assumed, claptrap, contrived, forced, mechanical, put-on, simulated, strained, unnatural; empty, hollow, meaningless; deceitful, devious, dishonest, false, untruthful; facile, glib, superficial; bogus, sham; campy, facetious, jocular, tongue-in-cheek; canting, pharisaical, pious, sanctimonious, self-righteous, simon-pureNear Antonyms direct, forthright, frank, heart-to-heart, open, plain, straightforwardAntonyms artless, candid, genuine, heartfelt, honest, sincere, undesigning, unfeigned




fake

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fake

  1. 1 an imitation that is passed off as genuine <experts declared that one of the museum's prized paintings was actually a fake> Synonyms counterfeit, forgery, hoax, humbug, phony (also phoney), sham Related Words copycat, knockoff; copy, facsimile, replica, reproduction; dummy, mock-up; fraud, gaff, imposture, spoof, swindle; simulation, synthetic; bastard, brummagem, duffer, shoddy Near Antonyms original

  2. 2 one who makes false claims of identity or expertise <a hidden-camera investigation revealed that the so-called psychic was a fake> Synonyms charlatan, impostor, faker, fakir, fraud, hoaxer, humbug, mountebank, phony (also phoney), pretender, quack, quacksalver, ringer, shamRelated Words copycat, imitator, impersonator, mimic; actor, bluffer, counterfeiter, deceiver, dissembler, duper, feigner, misleader, operator, trickster; poseur; cozener, defrauder, dodger, fraudster [chiefly British], scammer, scamster, sharper, sharpie (or sharpy), skinner, swindlerNear Antonyms ace, adept, authority, crackerjack (also crackajack), expert, maestro, master, past master, professional, virtuoso, whiz, wizard




fake

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fake

  1. 1 to imitate or copy especially in order to deceive <pranksters faked giant footprints and then claimed that they had seen Bigfoot> Synonyms counterfeit, forge, phony Related Words simulate; duplicate, reduplicate, replicate, reproduce; crib, plagiarize; adulterate, doctor, fudge, juggle, manipulate, tamper (with); concoct, cook (up), fabricate, invent

  2. 2 to present a false appearance of <while running for class president, Dan was not above faking friendship with people just to get their votes> Synonyms act, affect, assume, bluff, counterfeit, dissemble, feign, pass (for), pretend, profess, put on, sham, simulateRelated Words dissimulate, impersonate, let on, masquerade, play, playact, pose; forge, imitate; camouflage, conceal, disguise, mask; feint; malinger

  3. 3 to perform, make, or do without preparation <if you give me the gist of the plan, I can probably fake enough for the speech> Synonyms ad-lib, clap (together or up), extemporize, improviseRelated Words concoct, contrive, cook (up), devise, fabricate, hatch, invent, make up, manufacture, think (up); cobble (together or up), dash (off)Near Antonyms arrange, lay, prepare, ready; consider, contemplate, ponder, study; exercise, practice (also practise), rehearse

  4. 4 to elude (an opponent in a sports contest) by making a deceptive or agile movement <the running back faked the defense by stepping to his left and then quickly cutting to the right> Synonyms deke, juke, fake outRelated Words dodge, evade, sidestep, slip; pump-fake, stutter-step; maneuver (around)




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