Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sham

2 senses of sham

Sense 1
fake, sham, postiche -- (something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be)
       => imitation -- (something copied or derived from an original)

Sense 2
imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player -- (a person who makes deceitful pretenses)
       => deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker -- (someone who leads you to believe something that is not true)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sham

2 senses of sham

Sense 1
simulate, assume, sham, feign -- (make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep")
       => dissemble, pretend, act -- (behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting")

Sense 2
feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble -- (make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache")
       => misrepresent, belie -- (represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions")

Antonyms of adj sham

1 sense of sham

Sense 1
assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham -- (adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty")

INDIRECT (VIA counterfeit) -> genuine, echt -- (not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather")

Similarity of adj sham

1 sense of sham

Sense 1
assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham -- (adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty")
       => counterfeit (vs. genuine), imitative -- (not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince")

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