Dictionary Results for sham


1. sham - noun

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

Synonym(s): fake, postiche

Hypernym(s): imitation




2. sham - noun

· a person who makes deceitful pretenses

Synonym(s): imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role_player

Hypernym(s): deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker




3. sham - verb

· make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"

Synonym(s): simulate, assume, feign

Hypernym(s): dissemble, pretend, act




4. sham - verb

· make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

Synonym(s): feign, pretend, affect, dissemble

Hypernym(s): misrepresent, belie




5. sham - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put_on





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