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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

References in periodicals archive ?
'But as we await Google PH's action on fake news, it is important for us, Filipinos, to become increasingly aware of how fake news peddlers use platforms, such as YouTube, to mislead people so we will never fall victim to their traps,' De Lima said.
Spokesperson of the EU Delegation to BiH Jamila Milovic-Halilovic said that 'fake news' is a global problem and that citizens find they do not need mechanisms to recognize such news and disinformation.
This scribe himself once had been faced lose off money when found himself in a strange situation as on the ATM withdrawn received a fake currency note of RS1000 and after all the bank officials were not accepting a blunder committed at their end.
' We approached the court again and the court this time ordered that the fake products be destroyed by burning; that is why we are here in the company of the police, civil defence, journalists, court bailiffs to execute the order of the court.
Director Islamic World Studies Program at Loyola University, Chicago, shared that fake news is being used in the US to give air to Islamophobia and xenophobia.
"The combination of these steps can reliably reveal the fake banknote," said Martina Vrablik Sol#269anyiova, spokesperson for the NBS, as quoted by TASR.In the second half of 2018, 679 fake coins were found compared with 570 coins in the first half of the year.
He ordered TVK to arrange a weekly programme to be broadcast live between one or two hours, during which guest speakers and officials from relevant institutions could verify facts to dispel fake news.
Trump hastily departs White House, ending crisis", the disturbing fake copies were produced and widely distributed across the city.
He said they had also recovered equipment and machinery used in the making of the fake currency.
Pulse Asia: 88% of Filipino internet users aware of fake news on social media !-- -- (philstar.com) - October 10, 2018 - 5:18pm MANILA, Philippines Almost 9 out of 10 Filipinos who surf the internet to access their social media account are aware of fake news.
Fake news is a current phenomenon, though it dates back hundreds of years ago.
Tsai called on the people of Taiwan to stand up to fake news, and said that fake news can lead to misunderstanding, conflict, and can influence elections.
So, if I understand Professor Walker correctly, the moon landings were fake because the moon didn't look fake enough?
The country's election overseer has launched an app to monitor and prevent the spread of fake news before local elections in June.