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sham

 
Adjective sham has 1 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"
    Antonyms: genuine, echt (indirect, via counterfeit)
Noun sham has 2 senses
  1. fake, sham, postiche - something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    --1 is a kind of imitation, counterfeit, forgery
    --1 has particulars: fake book
    Derived form: verb sham2
  2. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player - a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    --2 is a kind of deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker
    --2 has particulars: name dropper; ringer
    Derived form: verb sham1
Verb sham has 2 senses
  1. simulate, assume, sham, feign - make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
    --1 is one way to dissemble, pretend, act
    Derived forms: noun sham2, noun shammer1, noun shammer2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble - make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
    --2 is one way to misrepresent, belie
    Derived forms: noun sham1, noun shammer1, noun shammer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
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