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Meaning & Definition of Sham in English

English

Sham

/ʃæm/

noun

1. Something that is a counterfeit

  • Not what it seems to be
    synonym:
  • fake
  • ,
  • sham
  • ,
  • postiche

2. A person who makes deceitful pretenses

    synonym:
  • imposter
  • ,
  • impostor
  • ,
  • pretender
  • ,
  • fake
  • ,
  • faker
  • ,
  • fraud
  • ,
  • sham
  • ,
  • shammer
  • ,
  • pseudo
  • ,
  • pseud
  • ,
  • role player

verb

1. Make a pretence of

  • "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"
  • "He feigned sleep"
    synonym:
  • simulate
  • ,
  • assume
  • ,
  • sham
  • ,
  • feign

2. Make believe with the intent to deceive

  • "He feigned that he was ill"
  • "He shammed a headache"
    synonym:
  • feign
  • ,
  • sham
  • ,
  • pretend
  • ,
  • affect
  • ,
  • dissemble

adjective

1. 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:
  • assumed
  • ,
  • false
  • ,
  • fictitious
  • ,
  • fictive
  • ,
  • pretended
  • ,
  • put on
  • ,
  • sham

Examples of using

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world.