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Simulacrum \Sim`u*la"crum\, n.; pl. {Simulacra}. [L. See
A likeness; a semblance; a mock appearance; a sham; -- now
usually in a derogatory sense.
[1913 Webster]

Beneath it nothing but a great simulacrum. --Thackeray.
[1913 Webster]

n 1: an insubstantial or vague semblance
2: a representation of a person (especially in the form of
sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the
emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone" [synonym: {effigy},
{image}, {simulacrum}]

209 Moby Thesaurus words for "simulacrum":
Prospero, acting, affectation, airiness, ally, alter ego, analogon,
analogue, angle, appearance, aspect, associate, attitudinizing,
bluff, bluffing, brother, certified copy, cheat, cheating,
clinquant, close copy, close match, cognate, color, coloring,
companion, complement, configuration, congenator, congener,
coordinate, copy, correlate, correlative, correspondent,
counterfeit, counterpart, dead ringer, deception, delusion,
delusiveness, disguise, dissemblance, dissembling, dissimulation,
double, dummy, duplicate, ectype, effect, effigy, eidolon,
equivalent, ersatz, exact likeness, facade, face, facet, fair copy,
faithful copy, fake, fakement, fakery, faking, fallaciousness,
false air, false appearance, false front, false light, false show,
falseness, falsity, fashion, feature, feigning, feint, fellow,
figure, forgery, form, four-flushing, frame-up, fraud, front,
gestalt, gilt, gloss, guise, hoax, humbug, humbuggery, icon,
idealization, idol, illusionism, illusionist, illusiveness, image,
imago, imitation, immateriality, impostor, imposture, impression,
junk, kindred spirit, light, like, likeness, lineaments,
living image, living picture, look, magic, magic act, magic show,
magician, manner, masquerade, match, mate, meretriciousness,
miniature, mirroring, mock, model, near duplicate, obverse,
ostentation, outward show, parallel, paste, pasticcio, pastiche,
pendant, phase, phasis, phony, photograph, picture, pinchbeck,
playacting, portrait, pose, posing, posture, prestidigitation,
pretense, pretension, pretext, put-on, put-up job, reciprocal,
reference, reflection, regard, representation, resemblance,
respect, ringer, rip-off, rubbing, second self, seeming, semblance,
shadow, sham, shape, shoddy, show, showing, side, similitude,
simulation, sister, slant, sleight of hand, sorcerer, sorcery,
soul mate, specious appearance, speciousness, spit, spit and image,
spitting image, style, such, suchlike, swindle, tally, the like of,
the likes of, tinsel, total effect, trace, tracing, twin, twist,
unactuality, unreality, unsubstantiality, varnish, very image,
very picture, view, viewpoint, whited sepulcher, window dressing,

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