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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 of fake artificial, bogus, dummy, ersatz, factitious, imitation, false, faux, imitative, man-made, mimic, mock, pretend, sham, simulated, substitute, syntheticWords Related to fake 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 of fake authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; premium, quality, valuable; pure, unadulteratedAntonyms of fake 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 of fake bogus, counterfeit, false, forged, inauthentic, phony (also phoney), queer, sham, snide, spurious, unauthenticWords Related to fake artificial, factitious, imitation, man-made, mimic, mock, simulated, substitute, synthetic; dummy, nonfunctioning, ornamental; cultured, fabricated, manufactured; deceptive, delusive, misleadingNear Antonyms of fake natural; actual, true, validAntonyms of fake 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 of fake affected, assumed, bogus, contrived, factitious, artificial, false, feigned, forced, mechanical, mock, phony (also phoney), plastic, pretended, pseudo, put-on, sham, simulated, spurious, strained, unnaturalWords Related to fake 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 of fake authentic, bona fide, real, realistic, right, true; honest, ingenuous, sincere, unpretending; easy, effortless, smooth; extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, instinctive, unconscious, unprompted, unrehearsed, unstudiedAntonyms of fake 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 of fake 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, unctuousWords Related to fake 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 of fake direct, forthright, frank, heart-to-heart, open, plain, straightforwardAntonyms of fake 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 of fake counterfeit, forgery, hoax, humbug, phony (also phoney), sham Words Related to fake copycat, knockoff; copy, facsimile, replica, reproduction; dummy, mock-up; fraud, gaff, imposture, spoof, swindle; simulation, synthetic; bastard, brummagem, duffer, shoddy Near Antonyms of fake 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 of fake charlatan, impostor, faker, fakir, fraud, hoaxer, humbug, mountebank, phony (also phoney), pretender, quack, quacksalver, ringer, shamWords Related to fake 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 of fake 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 of fake counterfeit, forge, phony Words Related to fake 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 of fake act, affect, assume, bluff, counterfeit, dissemble, feign, pass (for), pretend, profess, put on, sham, simulateWords Related to fake 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 of fake ad-lib, clap (together or up), extemporize, improviseWords Related to fake concoct, contrive, cook (up), devise, fabricate, hatch, invent, make up, manufacture, think (up); cobble (together or up), dash (off)Near Antonyms of fake 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 of fake deke, juke, fake outWords Related to fake dodge, evade, sidestep, slip; pump-fake, stutter-step; maneuver (around)



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