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sham

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of sham

  1. 1 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials a sofa upholstered in sham leather Synonyms of sham artificial, bogus, dummy, ersatz, factitious, fake, false, faux, imitative, man-made, mimic, mock, pretend, imitation, simulated, substitute, syntheticWords Related to sham 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 sham authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; premium, quality, valuable; pure, unadulteratedAntonyms of sham genuine, natural, real

  2. 2 being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud street vendors selling sham designer handbags to gullible tourists Synonyms of sham bogus, fake, false, forged, inauthentic, phony (also phoney), queer, counterfeit, snide, spurious, unauthenticWords Related to sham artificial, factitious, imitation, man-made, mimic, mock, simulated, substitute, synthetic; dummy, nonfunctioning, ornamental; cultured, fabricated, manufactured; deceptive, delusive, misleadingNear Antonyms of sham natural; actual, true, validAntonyms of sham authentic, bona fide, genuine, real, unfaked

  3. 3 lacking in natural or spontaneous quality the sham friendliness of a salesman trying to sell you something Synonyms of sham affected, assumed, bogus, contrived, factitious, fake, false, feigned, forced, mechanical, mock, phony (also phoney), plastic, pretended, pseudo, put-on, artificial, simulated, spurious, strained, unnaturalWords Related to sham 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 sham authentic, bona fide, real, realistic, right, true; honest, ingenuous, sincere, unpretending; easy, effortless, smooth; extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, instinctive, unconscious, unprompted, unrehearsed, unstudiedAntonyms of sham artless, genuine, natural, spontaneous, unaffected, uncontrived, unfeigned, unforced


sham

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sham

  1. 1 a poor, insincere, or insulting imitation of something condemned the rigged election as a total sham Synonyms of sham caricature, cartoon, farce, joke, parody, mockery, travestyWords Related to sham burlesque, comedy; lampoon, takeoff; counterfeit, fake, feigning, forgery, hoax, humbug, knockoff, phony (also phoney), pretense (or pretence), mockery, simulationNear Antonyms of sham homage, tribute

  2. 2 an imitation that is passed off as genuine the bank robber's “gun” turned out to be a sham Synonyms of sham counterfeit, forgery, hoax, humbug, phony (also phoney), fakeWords Related to sham copycat, knockoff; copy, facsimile, replica, reproduction; dummy, mock-up; fraud, gaff, imposture, spoof, swindle; simulation, synthetic; bastard, brummagem, duffer, shoddyNear Antonyms of sham original

  3. 3 one who makes false claims of identity or expertise that supposed French movie star was a sham Synonyms of sham charlatan, fake, faker, fakir, fraud, hoaxer, humbug, mountebank, phony (also phoney), pretender, quack, quacksalver, ringer, impostorWords Related to sham 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 sham ace, adept, authority, crackerjack (also crackajack), expert, maestro, master, past master, professional, virtuoso, whiz, wizard


sham

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sham

  1. to present a false appearance of shammed a most unconvincing limp just to get sympathy Synonyms of sham act, affect, assume, bluff, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, pass (for), pretend, profess, put on, feign, simulateWords Related to sham dissimulate, impersonate, let on, masquerade, play, playact, pose; forge, imitate; camouflage, conceal, disguise, mask; feint; malinger


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