Something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be.
A person who makes deceitful pretenses.
Dutch: bedrieger, fraudeur, snoever, vervalser
Make a pretence of.
Dutch: fingeren, simuleren, veinzen, voorgeven, voorwenden
Make believe with the intent to deceive:
— He shammed a headache.
Dutch: femelen, huichelen, kwezelen
Adopted in order to deceive:
— Sham modesty.
Moby thesaurus: Tartuffery, Tartuffism, act, act a part, acting, adulterated, affect, affectation, affected, affectedness, airs, airs and graces, alibi, ape, apocryphal, apology, appearance, artificial, artificiality, assume ... show more.
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