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counterfeit

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of counterfeit

  1. 1 being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud counterfeit currency that had been passed all over town Synonyms bogus, fake, false, forged, inauthentic, phony (also phoney), queer, sham, snide, spurious, unauthentic Related Words artificial, factitious, imitation, man-made, mimic, mock, simulated, substitute, synthetic; dummy, nonfunctioning, ornamental; cultured, fabricated, manufactured; deceptive, delusive, misleading Near Antonyms natural; actual, true, valid Antonyms authentic, bona fide, genuine, real, unfaked

  2. 2 not being or expressing what one appears to be or express when it comes to the poor, his compassion is so counterfeit—he gives a damn, and that's all that he gives Synonyms artificial, backhanded, insincere, double, double-dealing, double-faced, fake, 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


counterfeit

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of counterfeit

  1. an imitation that is passed off as genuine the will as well as the other documents turned out to be counterfeits Synonyms fake, forgery, hoax, humbug, phony (also phoney), shamRelated Words copycat, knockoff; copy, facsimile, replica, reproduction; dummy, mock-up; fraud, gaff, imposture, spoof, swindle; simulation, synthetic; bastard, brummagem, duffer, shoddyNear Antonyms original


counterfeit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of counterfeit

  1. 1 to imitate or copy especially in order to deceive an expert at counterfeiting money Synonyms fake, forge, phonyRelated 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 managing to counterfeit a happy expression while visiting a sick friend Synonyms act, affect, assume, bluff, feign, dissemble, fake, 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



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