Sham - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Sham.

BOGUS
ERSATZ
FAKE
FALSE
PRETENSE
PSEUDO
TRAVESTY
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BOGUS
  1. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
ERSATZ
  1. an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation
  2. artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "substitute coffee"
  3. Being an imitation or a substitute, usually an inferior one; artificial: ersatz coffee made mostly of chicory
FAKE
  1. (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
  2. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
  3. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  4. speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
  5. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
  6. make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
  7. 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"
  8. tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
FALSE
  1. 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"
  2. inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"
  3. designed to deceive; "a suitcase with a false bottom"
  4. 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"
  5. inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes"
  6. deliberately deceptive; "false pretenses"
  7. not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
  8. erroneous and usually accidental; "a false start"; "a false alarm"
  9. Not true
  10. in a disloyal and faithless
PRETENSE
  1. the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
  2. an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
  3. a false or unsupportable quality
  4. imaginative intellectual play
  5. pretending with intention to deceive
PSEUDO
  1. (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of; "a pseudo esthete"; "pseudoclassic"
  2. not real
  3. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
TRAVESTY
  1. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  2. make a travesty of
  3. a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
Clue Database Last Updated: 23/04/2018 9:00am

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