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Overview of noun sham

The noun sham has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) fake, sham, postiche

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

2. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player

(a person who makes deceitful pretenses)


Overview of verb sham

The verb sham has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. simulate, assume, sham, feign

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

2. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble

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


Overview of adj sham

The adj sham has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham

(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")

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