Synonyms of fake


1. fake, sham, postiche, imitation

usage: something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

2. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player, deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker

usage: a person who makes deceitful pretenses

3. juke, fake, feint

usage: (football) a deceptive move made by a football player


1. forge, fake, counterfeit, re-create

usage: make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"

2. fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent, cheat, chisel

usage: tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

3. talk through one's hat, bullshit, bull, fake, feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble

usage: speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"


1. bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard, counterfeit (vs. genuine), imitative

usage: fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

2. fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated, artificial (vs. natural), unreal

usage: not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"

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Definition and meaning of fake (Dictionary)