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Not real or genuine
“A sham marriage.”
A thing that is not what it is purported to be
“Their promises were exposed as a hollow sham.”
An imitation that is passed off as genuine
“… the diamond turned out to be a sham.”
A poor, insincere, or insulting imitation of something
“… condemned the rigged election as a total sham.”
Pretend to be or to be experiencing
“Throughout his plays the acute social critics, the people who are not taken in by accepted fallacies, are buffoons, villains, lunatics or persons who are shamming insanity or in a state of violent hysteria.”
Falsely present something as the truth
“They want the company of those who fib and sham, those who can imagine the future and reinvent the past with only half an eye on the unadorned and feeble truth, but with full command of narrative.”
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