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Definitions of sham

  1. make believe; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a person who makes deceitful pretenses Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or device that deludes and disappoint; a make-believe; delusion; imposture, humbug. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A false front, or removable ornamental covering. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. False; counterfeit; pretended; feigned; unreal; as, a sham fight. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To obtrude by fraud or imposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To make false pretenses; to deceive; to feign; to impose. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. That which deceives; a trick, fraud, or make-believe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Feigned; false. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To pretend in order to deceive; feign; as, to sham death. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Shammed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Shamming. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. A pretence: that which deceives expectation: imposture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Pretended: false. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To pretend: to feign: to impose upon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To make false pretences:-pr.p. shamming; pa.t. and pa.p. shammed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Pretence; imposture. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To pretend; feign. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To pretend falsely; feign. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Pretended; counterfeit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A false pretense; imposture; deception. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A pretender; impostor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. False; counterfeit; pretended. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. That which deceives expectation; imposture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To deceive; to trick; to cheat; to feign. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. To make false pretences. To sham Abraham, to feign sickness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. Something that deceives expectation; a pretence; an imposture. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. False; pretended. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. 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.
  36. That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or device that deludes and disappoints; a make-believe; delusion; imposture; humbug. dictgcide_fs
  37. sham, n. a pretence: that which deceives expectation: imposture.--adj. pretended: false.--v.t. to pretend: to feign: to impose upon.--v.i. to make false pretences:--pr.p. sham'ming; pa.t. and pa.p. shammed.--ns. SHAM'-FIGHT, a fight in imitation of a real one; SHAM'MER, one who shams.--SHAM ABRAHAM (see ABRAHAM-MAN). [Shame.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. Feign, simulate, (s. illness, sleep, a faint, fear; is only shamming); pretend to be (shammedill, dead, asleep); hence shammer n. (N.) imposture, pretence, humbug, (this age of ss.); person or thing pretending or pretended to be something that he or it is not; (also sheet, pillow, -s.) embroidered linen laid on bed in day for show. (Adj.) pretended, counterfeit, (s.-fight, imitation battle for training troops; s. plea &c. in law, advanced only to gain time). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. n. Any trick, fraud, or device that deludes and disappoints; delusion; imposture; feint; pretence; counterfeit. Cabinet Dictionary

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