english dictionary definition meaningYesDictionary.com

a   b   c   d   e   f   g   h   i   j   k   l   m   n   o   p   q   r   s   t   u   v   w   x   y   z   

Lookup English Definition:

sham    : [ʃ'æm]
Sham \Sham\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shammed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false
[1913 Webster]

Fooled and shammed into a conviction. --L'Estrange.
[1913 Webster]

2. To obtrude by fraud or imposition. [R.]
[1913 Webster]

We must have a care that we do not . . . sham
fallacies upon the world for current reason.
[1913 Webster]

3. To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape;
to feign.
[1913 Webster]

{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.
[1913 Webster]

Sham \Sham\, v. i.
To make false pretenses; to deceive; to feign; to impose.
[1913 Webster]

Wondering . . . whether those who lectured him were
such fools as they professed to be, or were only
shamming. --Macaulay.
[1913 Webster]

Sham \Sham\ (sh[a^]m), n. [Originally the same word as shame,
hence, a disgrace, a trick. See {Shame}, n.]
1. That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or
device that deludes and disappoints; a make-believe;
delusion; imposture; humbug. "A mere sham." --Bp.
[1913 Webster]

Believe who will the solemn sham, not I. --Addison.
[1913 Webster]

2. A false front, or removable ornamental covering.
[1913 Webster]

{Pillow sham}, a covering to be laid on a pillow.
[1913 Webster]

Sham \Sham\, a.
False; counterfeit; pretended; feigned; unreal; as, a sham
[1913 Webster]

They scorned the sham independence proffered to them by
the Athenians. --Jowett
[1913 Webster]

adj 1: adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an
assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive
sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish
voice"; "sham modesty" [synonym: {assumed}, {false},
{fictitious}, {fictive}, {pretended}, {put on}, {sham}]
n 1: something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
[synonym: {fake}, {sham}, {postiche}]
2: a person who makes deceitful pretenses [synonym: {imposter},
{impostor}, {pretender}, {fake}, {faker}, {fraud}, {sham},
{shammer}, {pseudo}, {pseud}, {role player}]
v 1: make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though
she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep" [synonym:
{simulate}, {assume}, {sham}, {feign}]
2: make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he
was ill"; "He shammed a headache" [synonym: {feign}, {sham},
{pretend}, {affect}, {dissemble}]

279 Moby Thesaurus words for "sham":
Tartuffery, Tartuffism, act, act a part, acting, adulterated,
affect, affectation, affected, affectedness, airs, airs and graces,
alibi, ape, apocryphal, apology, appearance, artificial,
artificiality, assume, assumed, attitudinizing, bastard, blagueur,
blazon, blind, bluff, bluffer, bluffing, bogus, bravura,
brilliancy, brummagem, burlesque, cant, caricature, charlatan,
cheat, cheating, clinquant, cloak, color, colorable, colored,
coloring, copy, counterfeit, counterfeited, cover, cover story,
cover up, cover-up, create, daring, dash, deceit, deception,
delusion, demonstration, device, disguise, display, dissemblance,
dissemble, dissembling, dissimulate, dissimulation, distorted,
do a bit, dramatics, dramatize, dressed up, dummy, eclat,
embellished, embroidered, ersatz, etalage, excuse, exhibition,
exhibitionism, facade, face, factitious, fake, faked, fakement,
faker, fakery, faking, false, false air, false front, false show,
falsified, falsity, fanfaronade, farce, feign, feigned,
feigned belief, feigning, feint, fictitious, fictive, figure,
flair, flam, flaunt, flaunting, flourish, forged, forgery,
four-flush, four-flushing, fourflusher, frame-up, fraud,
fraudulent, front, gammon, garbled, gilt, gloss, guise, handle,
histrionics, histrionize, hoax, hokey, humbug, humbuggery,
hypocrisy, hypocritical, hypocriticalness, illegitimate, image,
imitate, imitation, impersonator, impostor, imposture, insincerity,
invent, junk, junky, lame excuse, let on, let on like, lie,
locus standi, made-up, make a pretense, make as if, make believe,
make like, make out like, make-believe, malingerer, man-made,
manifestation, mannerism, mask, masquerade, mere show,
meretriciousness, mislead, mock, mountebank, ostensible motive,
ostentation, outward show, overact, pageant, pageantry, parade,
paste, pecksniffery, perverted, pharisaicalness, pharisaism, phony,
pinchbeck, plagiarized, plaster, play, play a part, play a scene,
play possum, playact, playacting, poor excuse, pose, poser, poseur,
posing, posture, pretend, pretended, pretender, pretense,
pretension, pretext, profess, protestation, prunes and prisms,
pseudo, public image, public motive, put on, put on airs, put-off,
put-on, put-up job, putting on airs, quack, quacksalver, quackster,
quasi, queer, refuge, representation, ringer, rip-off, saltimbanco,
sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, screen, seeming, self-styled, sell,
semblance, shammer, shoddy, show, showing-off, simulacrum,
simulate, simulated, simulation, smoke screen, snide, so-called,
soi-disant, speciousness, spectacle, splash, splurge, spoof,
spurious, staginess, stalking-horse, stratagem, stylishness,
substitute, subterfuge, supposititious, swindle, synthetic,
theatrics, tin, tinsel, titivated, travesty, trick,
tug the heartstrings, twisted, unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural,
unnaturalness, unreal, varnish, vaunt, veil, warped, wear,
whited sepulcher, window dressing

install english dictionary definition & meaning lookup widget!

english dictionary definition meaning工具:
Select Color:

english dictionary meaning information:
  • Authentic | Definition of Authentic by Merriam-Webster
    In 1879 expert opinion was unanimous in rejecting Sautuola's timid suggestion that the ceiling paintings in his family's cave were made by the same prehistoric hunters whose stone and bone artifacts he had been collecting from the cave floor
  • Affect - definition of affect by The Free Dictionary
    1 Feeling or emotion, especially as manifested by facial expression or body language: "The soldiers seen on television had been carefully chosen for blandness of affect" (Norman Mailer)
  • Philosophy - definition of philosophy by The Free Dictionary
    Quotations "Philosophy may teach us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of our neighbours" [Oscar Wilde The English Renaissance of Art] "Philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey" [Oliver Goldsmith The Good-Natur'd Man] "All good moral philosophy is but an handmaid to religion" [Francis Bacon The Advancement of Learning]
  • Bunco | Definition of Bunco by Merriam-Webster
    History and Etymology for bunco perhaps alteration of Spanish banca bench, banking, bank in gambling, from Italian — more at bank
  • Online Tagalog (Filipino) Dictionary: K
    An Online Tagalog - English Dictionary Learn Tagalog or Filipino Language for free
  • 英汉日科技词汇(An English-Chinese-Japanese Dictionary of . . .
    本词汇表版权为有限会社MSC所有,欢迎使用。 船舶配件贸易分类==> Main Ship Equipments | Equipment Types | Main Marine Manufacturers Ship Spare Parts, =1=A=B=C=D=E=F=G=H=I=J=K=L=M=N=O=P=Q=R=S=T=U=V=W=X=Y=Z= 女性肖像, by H Nakajima | 燃料弁噴射テスト装置 | 油圧ポンプユニット | フラットソケット 化学品船 | Parts 1 | Parts 2 | Parts 3
  • Google
    Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for
  • Mayo Clinic Health Letter
    There may be reason for occasional short-term voice rest, but long-term voice rest can cause further weakening of your vocal system However, if you have pain or discomfort from talking, or if ordinary talking makes your voice worse, talk to your doctor
  • Lyberty. com
    l y b e r t y c o m : now serving over 10,000 files (> 2,200 active html pages) adb creative suite 3 compare lyberty splash page version: 2007-06-28 (June 28) 選ぶべき道は自由か死だ。 get banner

English Dictionary  2005-2009

|dictionary |Business Directories,Company Directories |ZIP Code,Postal Code