Found 3 items, similar to Sham.
English → Indonesian
English → English
adj : adopted in order to deceive; “an assumed name”
; “an assumed
; “a fictitious address”
; “a pretended interest”
; “a put-on childish
; “sham modesty”
, put on
n 1: something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
2: a person who makes deceitful pretenses [syn: imposter
, role player
v 1: make a pretence of; “She assumed indifference, even though
she was seething with anger”
; “he feigned sleep”
2: make believe with the intent to deceive; “He feigned that he
; “He shammed a headache”
English → English
False; counterfeit; pretended; feigned; unreal; as, a sham
They scorned the sham independence proffered to them by
the Athenians. --Jowett
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shammed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false
Fooled and shammed into a conviction. --L'Estrange.
2. To obtrude by fraud or imposition. [R.]
We must have a care that we do not . . . sham
fallacies upon the world for current reason.
3. To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape;
To sham Abram
or To sham Abraham
, to feign sickness; to
malinger. Hence a malingerer is called, in sailors' cant,
Sham Abram, or Sham Abraham.
(sh[a^]m), n. [Originally the same word as shame,
hence, a disgrace, a trick. See Shame
1. That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or
device that deludes and disappoints; a make-believe;
delusion; imposture; humbug. “A mere sham.”
Believe who will the solemn sham, not I. --Addison.
2. A false front, or removable ornamental covering.
, a covering to be laid on a pillow.
, v. i.
To make false pretenses; to deceive; to feign; to impose.
Wondering . . . whether those who lectured him were
such fools as they professed to be, or were only