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shams

noun
plural of sham

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a poor, insincere, or insulting imitation of something
  • condemned the rigged election as a total sham

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2 an imitation that is passed off as genuine
  • the diamond turned out to be a sham

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shams

verb
present tense third-person singular of sham

Synonyms of shams (Entry 2 of 2)

to present a false appearance of
  • shammed a most unconvincing limp just to get sympathy

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“Shams.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shams. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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