artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "substitute coffee"
Being an imitation or a substitute, usually an inferior one; artificial: ersatz coffee made mostly of chicory
speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
based on or having the nature of an illusion; "illusive hopes of finding a better job"; "Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy"
something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"
a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"; "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb"
a person who makes deceitful pretenses
(often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of; "a pseudo esthete"; "pseudoclassic"
make believe with the intent to deceive;
make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"