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Definitions of sham

  1. To make false pretences. To sham Abraham, to feign sickness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To pretend in order to deceive; feign; as, to sham death. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To pretend falsely; feign. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To obtrude by fraud or imposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To make false pretenses; to deceive; to feign; to impose. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To deceive; to trick; to cheat; to feign. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To pretend in order to deceive; to counterfeit; to make false pretences. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Shamming. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or device that deludes and disappoint; a make-believe; delusion; imposture, humbug. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A false front, or removable ornamental covering. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. That which deceives; a trick, fraud, or make-believe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. A pretence: that which deceives expectation: imposture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Pretence; imposture. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. A false pretense; imposture; deception. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A pretender; impostor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. That which deceives expectation; imposture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Something that deceives expectation; a pretence; an imposture. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. False; counterfeit; pretended; feigned; unreal; as, a sham fight. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Feigned; false. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Pretended: false. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To pretend; feign. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. Pretended; counterfeit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. False; counterfeit; pretended. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. False; pretended. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. Shammed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for sham

  1. This tidy, enlarged, forms an elegant design for a pillow- sham – The Art of Modern Lace Making by The Butterick Publishing Co.
  2. The mask was gilded; the sham lips were painted red and round the eye- holes were black lines. – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
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