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Synonyms for fake

Synonyms for fake

a fraudulent imitation

to contrive and present as genuine

to make a fraudulent copy of

to impart a false character to (something) by alteration

to take on or give a false appearance of

to behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of

to compose or recite without preparation

Synonyms for fake

something that is a counterfeit

(football) a deceptive move made by a football player


make a copy of with the intent to deceive

Related Words

tamper, with the purpose of deception

speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths


not genuine or real

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I have also heard rumors from other parts of the world of purposeful deception in order to lead the linguist off the track, away from the real language, which the fakers wished to conceal.
Bui Lamarckian principles are still being used as "science" today by the nature fakers lo justify their concepts of wildlife management.
One web faker even cultivated "romantic" online relationships with the sister of one of the Hillsborough victims, based on the lie he himself was a survivor.
Hardly a helpful attitude in the fight against the fakers.
Then again, a 4th century Egyptian papyrus, now in the Royal Library of Stockholm, provides detailed instructions for making gleaming jewels out of plain glass so fakers in the ancient world were at it continually and the pharaohs themselves were faced by similar counterfeit merchants.
At present only a fraction of fakers and forgers are caught and punished for their crimes - which in turn allows thousands of other villains to escape detection in the UK.
Durex has discovered fakers have been producing bootleg packets of its products and selling them on to unsuspecting retailers.
NICELY-MADE British art caper film FAKERS (15, 85 mins) features engaging performances by Matthew Rhys and Kate Ashfield.
BETTER FAKERS While some scientists are working to improve carriers based on viruses, others are betting on a nonviral option.
As his biographer Daniel Walther explained, "He had only sarcasms for hypocrites and fakers and was equally stern with those who do not believe in God and who wish to found a state without religion.
They still couldn't stop the fakers, but they chose not to grace their developments by giving them publicity (even critical attention), and chose to publicise as much as possible developments which properly conformed to the brand, and to give them special awards and plaques and other badges of approval.
We are a network of doers, not whiners or fakers," Thompson's computer bulletin board admonishes.
A negotiated sale can take years, and the conventional sales process doesn't flush out the phonies and the fakers," Gornick said.
In order to bring the marketplace dynamics into sharp focus, they also examine the many other functionaries who participate in the art market network, among them agents, scouts, intermediaries, restorers, fakers, decorators, advisers, and experts.
Ahmed claims that fakers are creating accounts in his name and posting all kinds of political statements about the current conditions in Egypt for which he's gotten major flack.