(noun, adjective, verb)


1. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

Similar word(s): counterfeit, imitative, bogus, phoney, phony

2. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

- it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur

Similar word(s): artificial, unreal, false, faux, imitation, simulated

Sentences with fake as an adjective:

- Which fur coat looks fake?


1. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

Similar word(s): postiche, sham

Definition categories: man–made, imitation

2. a person who makes deceitful pretenses

Similar word(s): faker, fraud, imposter, impostor, pretender, pseud, pseudo, sham, shammer

Definition categories: person, beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster

3. (football) a deceptive move made by a football player

Similar word(s): juke

Definition categories: act, feint


1. make a copy of with the intent to deceive

- he faked the signature

Similar word(s): counterfeit, forge

Definition categories: creation

2. tamper, with the purpose of deception

Similar word(s): cook, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle

Definition categories: social, cheat, chisel

3. speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths

- The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it

Similar word(s): bull

Definition categories: communication, affect, dissemble, feign, pretend, sham