(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. false, sham, fake, forged, bogus, bastard, spurious, phony (inf.). —n. forgery, fake, slug, sham, brummagem, dummy, pretense, phony (inf.). See deception, imitation, copy.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Not genuine]
Syn. sham, forged, bogus, spurious; see artificial 1 , false 3 .
2. [Pretended]
Syn. assumed, pretentious, put-on; see affected 2 , pretended .
See Synonym Study at artificial , false . v.
1. [To defraud by making copies of money, stamps, etc.]
Syn. forge, print money, copy money, copy stamps, make counterfeit money, falsify, coin, circulate bad money; see also forge 1 , mint 1 .
2. [To pretend]
Syn. simulate, feign, fake, delude; see pretend 1 , simulate .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
imitation, copy, reproduction, forgery, fake, sham, fraud, phony, replica.
ANT.: original, model, *real McCoy, genuine article
*bogus, fake, phony, imitation, sham, fraudulent, *fishy, not genuine, *not kosher, forged, spurious, pseudo.
ANT.: real, actual, authentic, genuine
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To make a fraudulent copy of: fake, falsify, forge1. See TRUE. 2. To take on or give a false appearance of: affect2, assume, fake, feign, pretend, put on, sham, simulate. Idiom: make believe. See TRUE. 3. To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of: act, dissemble, fake, feign, play-act, pose, pretend, put on, sham, simulate. See HONEST, TRUE. 4. To contrive and present as genuine: fake, feign, pretend, simulate. Idioms: make believe, put on an act. See TRUE. II adjective Fraudulently or deceptively imitative: bogus, fake, false, fraudulent, phony, sham, spurious, suppositious, supposititious. See TRUE. III noun A fraudulent imitation: fake, forgery, phony, sham. See TRUE.

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