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Synonyms for sham

Synonyms for sham

a fraudulent imitation

a false, derisive, or impudent imitation of something

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

to take on or give a false appearance of

Synonyms for sham

References in classic literature ?
His purpose in employing, in the denunciation of shams and insincerities, a form itself so far removed from directness and simplicity was in part, evidently, to shock people into attention; but after all, the style expresses appropriately his genuine sense of the incoherence and irony of life, his belief that truth can be attained only by agonizing effort, and his contempt for intellectual and spiritual commonplaceness.
There was no immediate comment from the government on the fall of Busra Sham, a town in southern Syria classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historic citadel, ruins and well-preserved Roman amphitheater.
Both hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) and a sham treatment were associated with significant improvements in postconcussion symptoms and secondary outcomes, including posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and sleep quality compared to routine postconcussion care, reported Dr.
The first track on the album, Eish el Hay, blends an Arabic chorus with western beats and rap, a type of song Sham has never explored before.
While observing an operation by London enforcement staff, borders and immigration inspectors were told suspicions about sham marriage are being under-reported by register offices, despite there being a statutory duty to refer such marriages to the Home Office.
The researchers found that there were no significant differences between the real surgery group and the sham group.
Mohammed bin Ali bin Mlkdad Tabrizi, nicknamed Shamseddin, or Shams Tabriz, (582-645 AH.
They were more difficult times, the late 1970s - particularly over here - but still much of Sham 69's angst is relevant and one thing is guaranteed - It will rock.
Examination centre approval procedures are underway so that the first batch of Pak Sham Cambridge exams could be held towards the end of 2013.
The Rev Canon Dr John Magumba was taking so many weddings involving foreign nationals his diocese put him in charge of a special working party on how to handle marriages for foreigners - and how to spot sham weddings.
He said: "There has been some great work going on and 2011 has been a successful year for our crime team in Newcastle, particularly in terms of disrupting sham marriages.
The price for failing to recognize that sham peer review exists, and that there are physicians and hospital administrators who view sham peer review as a "useful tool" to eliminate certain physicians, is often the death of a good physician's career.
But there may only be 11 bands now after a shock announcement by Sham 69 founding member Dave Parsons that he was disbanding the group - who have had hits such as Hurry Up Harry and If The Kids Are United.
How should the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the courts properly treat a sham (1) for tax purposes?