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Adjective: fake  feyk
  1. Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    "A claim can be considered fake, or false, when the speaker promises too much";
    - bogus, phony [N. Amer], phoney, cod [Brit, informal]
  2. Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
    "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur";
    - false, faux, imitation, simulated
Noun: fake  feyk
  1. Something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    - sham, postiche
  2. A person who makes deceitful pretences
    - imposter, impostor, pretender, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player
  3. (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
    - juke [N. Amer, informal]
Verb: fake  feyk
  1. Make a copy of with the intent to deceive
    "he faked the signature";
    - forge, counterfeit
  2. Tamper, with the purpose of deception
    "fake the figures";
    - fudge, manipulate, falsify, cook [informal], wangle [informal], misrepresent, spoof [informal]
  3. [US, informal] Speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
    "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it";
    - talk through one's hat [informal], bull [informal]

Derived forms: faked, fakes, faking

See also: artificial, counterfeit, imitative, invent, unreal

Type of: affect, beguiler, cheat, cheater, chisel [informal], deceiver, dissemble, dummy, feign, feint, imitation, pretend, recreate, re-create, sham, slicker [informal], trickster

Encyclopedia: Fake