Synonyms for fake

Synonyms for (noun) fake

Synonyms: fake, juke

Definition: (football) a deceptive move made by a football player

Similar words: feint

Definition: any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)


Synonyms: fake, sham, postiche

Definition: something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

Similar words: imitation

Definition: something copied or derived from an original


Synonyms: imposter, impostor, sham, shammer, role player, fraud, fake, faker, pseud, pseudo, pretender

Definition: a person who makes deceitful pretenses

Similar words: deceiver, beguiler, trickster, cheat, cheater, slicker

Definition: someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

Synonyms for (verb) fake

Synonyms: talk through one's hat, bull, bullshit, fake

Definition: speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths

Usage: The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it

Similar words: sham, dissemble, feign, pretend, affect

Definition: make believe with the intent to deceive

Usage: He feigned that he was ill; He shammed a headache


Synonyms: fake, forge, counterfeit

Definition: make a copy of with the intent to deceive

Usage: he faked the signature; they counterfeited dollar bills; She forged a Green Card

Similar words: re-create

Definition: create anew

Usage: Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale


Synonyms: fudge, fake, falsify, manipulate, cook, misrepresent, wangle

Definition: tamper, with the purpose of deception

Usage: Fudge the figures; cook the books; falsify the data

Similar words: cheat, chisel

Definition: engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

Usage: Who's chiseling on the side?

Synonyms for (adjective) fake

Synonyms: bastard, fake, phoney, phony, bogus

Definition: fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

Similar words: imitative, counterfeit

Definition: not genuine; imitating something superior

Usage: counterfeit emotion; counterfeit money; counterfeit works of art; a counterfeit prince


Synonyms: fake, false, faux, simulated, imitation

Definition: not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

Usage: it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur; faux pearls; false teeth; decorated with imitation palm leaves; a purse of simulated alligator hide

Similar words: unreal, artificial

Definition: contrived by art rather than nature

Usage: artificial flowers; artificial flavoring; an artificial diamond; artificial fibers; artificial sweeteners