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What is the opposite of sham?

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Noun
Opposite of someone who practices trickery or deceit
Noun
Opposite of a person who behaves dishonestly in order to gain an advantage
“His players and coaches respect him because he's a straight shooter who is always fair.”
Noun
Opposite of an act involving fraud or deception
“The man who is honest because he believes that honesty is the best policy is honest on a dishonest principle.”
Noun
Opposite of a display of behavior, usually meant to deceive
Noun
Opposite of an object that is not genuine
“You really get what you pay for when you buy the real brand.”
Noun
Opposite of an intentionally false statement
“You can't handle the truth!”
Noun
Opposite of an object designed to resemble or be a replica of something else
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that is inadequate and made fun of
“This year we had a boy in London who had turned his hobby into a media empire at the age of fifteen years, becoming an instant success.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who swindles, cheats or defrauds
Noun
Opposite of a false statement or belief
“Most of us can accept the fact that the earth is round, but some conspiracy theorists will beg to differ.”
Adjective
Opposite of not real or genuine, designed to deceive
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Adjective
Opposite of likely, capable of, or designed to, deceive
“They know that they will have to vote for the most trustworthy person if they want to maximize their own interests.”
Verb
Opposite of to pretend to be, or pretend to be experiencing
Verb
Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
“Rules concerning relationships contain a requirement to express positive emotions, but also to be honest, which implies the expectation to show true emotions.”
Verb
Opposite of to imitate (someone or their actions or words), especially in order to entertain or ridicule
Verb
Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
Verb
Opposite of to pretend to be someone or something that one is not
Verb
Opposite of to make a false show or pretense of
“He tries hard to fulfill duties that represent honesty and kindness.”
Verb
Opposite of to adopt a feigned quality, manner or identity
Drop the accent, speak in your true voice, the fake accent is so unconvincing.”
Verb
Opposite of to make jokes, especially for purposes of teasing someone
“There's a time be serious but there's also a time to let your hair down and have a good time.”
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