Textual thesaurus for "sham"

(adj) assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, put on, pretended

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

(noun) fake, postiche

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

(noun) imposter, impostor, shammer, role player, fraud, fake, faker, pseud, pseudo, pretender

a person who makes deceitful pretenses

(verb) dissemble, feign, pretend, affect

make believe with the intent to deceive

He feigned that he was ill; He shammed a headache

(verb) assume, simulate, feign

make a pretence of

She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger; he feigned sleep