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Synonyms of fake in English:


  • 1 one of the sculptures was found to be a fake
    forgery, counterfeit, copy, sham, fraud, hoax, imitation, mock-up, dummy, reproduction, lookalike, likeness
    informal phoney, pirate, knock-off, rip-off, dupe
  • adjective

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  • 1 he gave his wife fake banknotes
    counterfeit, forged, fraudulent, sham, imitation, false, bogus, spurious, pseudo;
    worthless, invalid
    informal phoney, dud
    [Antonyms] genuine
  • 2 they adorn themselves with fake diamonds
    [Antonyms] genuine
  • 3 she adopted a fake accent
    feigned, faked, put-on, assumed, improvised, invented, affected, pseudo, insincere, unconvincing, artificial, imitation, mock, sham
    informal phoney, pseud, pretend
    British informal cod
    [Antonyms] authentic
  • verb

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  • 1 her death certificate was faked
    forge, counterfeit, falsify, sham, feign, mock up, copy, reproduce, replicate;
    informal pirate
    British informal fiddle (with)
  • 2 he faked a yawn
    give the appearance of, make a show of, make a pretence of, go through the motions of
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