Synonyms of sham in English:

sham

noun

  • 1 all the tenderness he had shown her had been nothing more than a sham
    pretence, fake, act, fiction, simulation, imposture, fraud, feint, lie, counterfeit; putting on an act, faking, feigning, play-acting, dissembling; humbug
    informal a put-up job
    all the tenderness he had shown her had been nothing more than a sham
    [Antonyms] the real McCoy the genuine article

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  • 2 was he ill or was he shamming?
    pretend, fake, dissemble; malinger
    informal put it on
    British informal swing the lead

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