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sham

Pronunciation: /ʃæm/

Translation of sham in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 c and u (pretense) farsa (feminine), parodia (feminine) his grief was all sham o all a sham su pena era pura comedia or puro teatro [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Rather we read Mark because he is an expert at exposing sham, pretension, and hypocrisy, and because he was the greatest American humorist of the 19th century.
    • Second, Barnes agreed with South Carolina editor Z. T. Cody who ‘called the whole signing up business sham and hypocrisy.’
    • As a satirist, the writer is unafraid of drawing aside the drapes of hypocrisy and sham that seem to safeguard middle-class ethics.
    1.2 countable/numerable (impostor) farsante (masculine and feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The team does not feel the average person today is as ignorant toward shams and charlatans as they might have been just ten years ago.
    • He is a great, flabby sham, an actor close to suicide, maybe - and this is an extraordinary display of incipient madness or incorrigible playfulness.
    • Yet Pétain was no such thing; he was a lifelong soldier and a genuine war hero, rather than some preening sham in jackboots.

adjective/adjetivo

  • [pejorative/peyorativo] (no comparative/sin comparativo) [emotion/interest/sympathy] fingido, falso; [antiques/diamonds] falso, de imitación it was a sham election/trial las elecciones fueron/el juicio fue una farsa or una parodia

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-mm-)

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-mm-)

  • [person] fingir* she's not ill; she's just shamming no está enferma; está haciendo teatro [colloquial/familiar]

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