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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. Something false or empty that is purported to be genuine; a spurious imitation.
  • n. The quality of deceitfulness; empty pretense.
  • n. One who assumes a false character; an impostor: "He a man! Hell! He was a hollow sham!” ( Joseph Conrad).
  • n. A decorative cover made to simulate an article of household linen and used over or in place of it: a pillow sham.
  • adj. Not genuine; fake: sham diamonds; sham modesty.
  • v. To put on the false appearance of; feign: "shamming insanity to get his tormentors to leave him alone” ( John Wain).
  • verb-intransitive. To assume a false appearance or character; dissemble.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • adj. Intended to deceive; false.
  • n. A fake; an imitation that purports to be genuine.
  • n. Trickery, hoaxing.
  • n. A decorative cover for a pillow.
  • v. To deceive, cheat, lie.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or device that deludes and disappoints; a make-believe; delusion; imposture; humbug.
  • n. A false front, or removable ornamental covering.
  • adj. False; counterfeit; pretended; feigned; unreal.
  • v. To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses.
  • v. To obtrude by fraud or imposition.
  • v. To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign.
  • verb-intransitive. To make false pretenses; to deceive; to feign; to impose.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. Shame; disgrace; fault.
  • n. A trick put upon one; a trick or device that deludes or disappoints expectation; fraud; imposture; make-believe; humbug: as, an age of shams.
  • n. Some device meant to give a thing a different outward appearance, as of neatness and finish, or to imitate something which it is not. Specifically
  • n. A false pillow-cover; a pillow-sham.
  • n. A strip of fine linen, often embroidered, put under the upper edge of the bed-coverings and turned over, as if forming the upper end of the sheet.
  • n. plural Gaiters.
  • False; counterfeit; pretended: as, a sham fight.
  • Synonyms Mock, spurious, make-believe.
  • To deceive; trick; cheat; delude with false pretenses.
  • To obtrude by fraud or imposition.
  • To make a pretense of in order to deceive; feign; imitate: as, to sham illness.
  • To pretend; make false pretenses; pretend to be, do, etc., what one is not, does not, does not mean, etc.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. make believe with the intent to deceive
  • adj. adopted in order to deceive
  • v. make a pretence of
  • n. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  • n. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
  • Equivalent
    real    sincere    genuine   
    Verb Form
    shammed    shamming    shams   
    Cross Reference
    shamming    shammed   
    Words with the same meaning
    make-believe    delusion    imposture    humbug    false    counterfeit    pretended    feigned    unreal    imitate   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Abram    Am    Cam    Dam    Durham    Graeme    Graham    Ham    Hamm    Lamb   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    hypocrisy    deceit    fraud    humbug    mock    artifice    delusion    genuine    evasion    cant