(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. counterfeit, imposture, make-believe; impostor. See deception, falsehood. —v., informal, pretend, feign; imitate; improvise, wing it (inf.). See unpreparedness, imitation.Ant., real, genuine.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. false, pretended, fraudulent, bogus; see artificial 1 , false 3 .
See Synonym Study at false . n.
Syn. deception, counterfeit, sham, copy, cheat, imitation, charlatan, quack, impostor, fraud, make-believe, pretense, fabrication, forgery, imposition, humbug, sleight, trick, hoax, swindle, stratagem, dummy, phony*, faker*, gyp*, spoof*, plant*, put-on*, scam*, flimflam*, goldbrick*.
Ant. fact*, original, reality.
See Synonym Study at quack . v.
Syn. feign, simulate, falsify, counterfeit; see forge 1 , pretend 1 , simulate .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
phony, sham, counterfeit, fraud, imitation, imposture, hoax, *humbug, *three-dollar bill, forgery, fabrication, imposter, poseur, mountebank, charlatan.
ANT.: *genuine article, *real McCoy
feign, counterfeit, falsify, sham, *put on, fabricate, pose, imitate, pretend, dissemble, affect, bluff.
counterfeit, phony, false, sham, fraudulent, *fakey, imitation, spurious, bogus, make-believe, pseudo.
ANT.: real, genuine, authentic
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective Fraudulently or deceptively imitative: bogus, counterfeit, false, fraudulent, phony, sham, spurious, suppositious, supposititious. See TRUE. II noun 1. One who fakes: charlatan, faker, fraud, humbug, impostor, mountebank, phony, pretender, quack. See TRUE. 2. A fraudulent imitation: counterfeit, forgery, phony, sham. See TRUE. III verb 1. To contrive and present as genuine: counterfeit, feign, pretend, simulate. Idioms: make believe, put on an act. See TRUE. 2. To make a fraudulent copy of: counterfeit, falsify, forge1. See TRUE. 3. To impart a false character to (something) by alteration: doctor, fabricate, falsify, fictionalize, Actionize. See TRUE. 4. To take on or give a false appearance of: affect2, assume, counterfeit, feign, pretend, put on, sham, simulate. Idiom: make believe. See TRUE. 5. To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of: act, counterfeit, dissemble, feign, play-act, pose, pretend, put on, sham, simulate. See HONEST, TRUE. 6. To compose or recite without preparation: ad-lib, extemporize, improvise, make up. Idiom: wing it. See PLANNED, PREPARED.

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