(noun, adjective, verb)
1. intended to deceive; false.
- sham modesty
Similar word(s): counterfeit, imitative, assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended
Sentences with sham as an adjective:
- It was only a sham wedding: they didn't care much for one another but wanted their parents to stop hassling them.
1. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
Similar word(s): fake, postiche
Definition categories: man–made, imitation
2. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
Similar word(s): fake, faker, fraud, imposter, impostor, pretender, pseud, pseudo, shammer
Definition categories: person, beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster
Sentences with sham as a noun:
- The time-share deal was a sham.
- A con-man must be skilled in the arts of sham and deceit.
1. make a pretence of
Similar word(s): assume, feign, simulate
Definition categories: creation, act, dissemble, pretend
2. make believe with the intent to deceive
- He shammed a headache
Similar word(s): affect, dissemble, feign, pretend
Definition categories: communication, belie, misrepresent