Part of speech: verb

To pretend falsely; feign.

Part of speech: adjective

Pretended; counterfeit.

Part of speech: noun

A false pretense; imposture; deception.

Part of speech: noun

A pretender; impostor.

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Usage examples "sham":

  1. Nobody would take the trouble to come to you with a sham story." - "Cord and Creese", James de Mille.
  2. After he had ruined me, as the girls say, he told me as how it was all sham! - "Lucretia, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. I tell you that's a sham. - "Red Men and White", Owen Wister.