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fake as in fraudulent
  • "having a misleading appearance"

Synonyms

  • bogus fraudulent
  • phony fraudulent; a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
  • phoney fraudulent; a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
  • bastard fraudulent; insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous ; the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents ; derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine
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fake as in not genuine or real
  • "being an imitation of the genuine article"
  • "it isn't fake anything"
  • "it's real synthetic fur"
  • "faux pearls"
  • "false teeth"
  • "decorated with imitation palm leaves"
  • "a purse of simulated alligator hide"

Synonyms

  • false in a disloyal and faithless manner; not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; arising from error; erroneous and usually accidental; deliberately deceptive; inappropriate to reality or facts; not genuine or real; designed to deceive; inaccurate in pitch; adopted in order to deceive; (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection
  • faux not genuine or real
  • imitation not genuine or real; the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations ; something copied or derived from an original ; copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else ; a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
  • simulated not genuine or real; reproduced or made to resemble
fake as in make a copy of with the intent to deceive
  • "he faked the signature"
  • "they counterfeited dollar bills"
  • "She forged a Green Card"

Synonyms

  • forge furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping ; a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering ; create by hammering; make a copy of with the intent to deceive; come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; move ahead steadily; move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy ; make something, usually for a specific function; make out of components (often in an improvising manner)
  • counterfeit not genuine; make a copy of with the intent to deceive; a copy that is represented as the original
fake as in tamper, with the purpose of deception
  • "Fudge the figures"
  • "cook the books"
  • "falsify the data"

Synonyms

  • fudge soft creamy candy ; tamper, with the purpose of deception; avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  • manipulate influence or control shrewdly or deviously; hold something in one's hands and move it ; tamper, with the purpose of deception; manipulate in a fraudulent manner; maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage; treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed
  • falsify make false by mutilation or addition; tamper, with the purpose of deception; prove false; falsify knowingly; insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
  • cook someone who cooks food ; English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779) ; prepare a hot meal; prepare for eating by applying heat; transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; tamper, with the purpose of deception; transform by heating
  • wangle an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery ; achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods ; tamper, with the purpose of deception
  • misrepresent represent falsely; tamper, with the purpose of deception
fake as in speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
  • "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"

Synonyms

  • talk through one's hat speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
  • bullshit speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths; obscene words for unacceptable behavior
  • bull push or force; try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying ; speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths; advance in price; uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle ; a large and strong and heavyset man; obscene words for unacceptable behavior; a serious and ludicrous blunder; uncomplimentary terms for a policeman ; an investor with an optimistic market outlook; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus ; the second sign of the zodiac; the center of a target ; a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla) ; mature male of various mammals of which the female is called `cow'
fake as in something that is a counterfeit
  • "not what it seems to be"

Synonyms

  • sham adopted in order to deceive; make a pretence of; make believe with the intent to deceive; something that is a counterfeit; a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  • postiche a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment ; something that is a counterfeit
fake as in a person who makes deceitful pretenses

    Synonyms

    • imposter a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    • impostor a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    • pretender a claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title) ; a person who makes deceitful pretenses ; a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    • faker a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    • fraud intentional deception resulting in injury to another person ; a person who makes deceitful pretenses ; something intended to deceive
    • sham adopted in order to deceive; make a pretence of; make believe with the intent to deceive; something that is a counterfeit; a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    • shammer someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity ; a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    • pseudo (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of; a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    • pseud a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    • role player a person who makes deceitful pretenses ; a theatrical performer
    fake as in (football) a deceptive move made by a football player

      Synonyms

      • juke a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox ; (football) a deceptive move made by a football player

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