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Adjective
Being such in appearance only and made with, or manufactured from, usually cheaper materials
“She attracted the ire of activists when she wore a fake fur coat that looked real.”
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Made in exact imitation of something valuable with the intention to deceive or defraud
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“When he was 17, Homer drank some very good beer he purchased with a fake ID.”
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Unnatural or artificial in one's mannerisms or behavior
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“I tried to put on a fake smile but my irritation over the matter still showed in the end.”
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Not being or expressing one's genuine self
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“Her overt friendliness just comes off as rather fake.”
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Intended to impress in a showy manner
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An object that is not genuine
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“I couldn't afford a real Gucci, so I just bought a cheaper fake.”
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A person who is not who they claim to be, usually for underhanded reasons
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“The doctor was discovered to be a fake after working at the hospital without qualifications for many years.”
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Someone whose actions are not consistent with their claimed beliefs
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An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or is going to do something
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A cunning ploy or trick with a particular goal or aim
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The quality of being pompous or having a sense of self-importance
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The action or process of manufacturing or inventing something
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The act of inveigling, or the state of being inveigled
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A quick and nimble move, typically to elude
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Treachery
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A person with an inconstant behavior and can quickly adjust to new circumstances
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To make a false display of
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“He tried to fake a sense of confidence to hide his insecurities.”
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To produce a counterfeit copy of
“He managed to get through the checkpoints with a passport that was faked.”
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To alter or manipulate, especially with the intention to deceive
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“However, the fact that it is possible to fake the results of most personality tests seriously beclouds their usefulness in an industrial setting.”
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To perform, make, or do without preparation or knowledge
“I have no idea what I'm doing. I'll just have to fake it till I make it.”
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(sports) To execute a move intended to deceive an opponent
“The star guard would fake the defense by stepping to his left and then quickly cutting to the right.”
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To tell a lie or something that is untrue
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To mimic (someone or something) scornfully or contemptuously
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To retell something real as if it were fiction, especially by fabricating falsehoods
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To make jokes, especially for purposes of teasing someone
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To cunningly deceive or outwit
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To (excessively) boast about one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
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