Synonyms of fake in English:

fake


See definition of fake

noun

1‘one of the sculptures was found to be a fake’

SYNONYMS

forgery, counterfeit, copy, sham, fraud, hoax, imitation, mock-up, dummy, reproduction, lookalike, likeness

informal phoney, pirate, knock-off, rip-off, dupe

2‘that doctor is a fake’

SYNONYMS

charlatan, quack, mountebank, sham, fraud, humbug, impostor, pretender, masquerader, hoodwinker, hoaxer, cheat, cheater, deceiver, dissembler, trickster, confidence trickster, fraudster

informal phoney, conman, con artist

dated confidence man


adjective

1‘he gave his wife fake banknotes’

SYNONYMS

counterfeit, forged, fraudulent, sham, imitation, false, bogus, spurious, pseudo

worthless, invalid

informal phoney, dud

ANTONYMS

genuine

2‘they adorn themselves with fake diamonds’

SYNONYMS

imitation, artificial, synthetic, simulated, reproduction, replica, ersatz, plastic, man-made, dummy, false, mock, sham, bogus, so-called

informal pretend, phoney, pseudo

ANTONYMS

genuine

3‘she adopted a fake accent’

SYNONYMS

feigned, faked, put-on, assumed, improvised, invented, affected, pseudo, insincere, unconvincing, artificial, imitation, mock, sham

informal phoney, pseud, pretend

British informal cod

ANTONYMS

authentic


verb

1‘he faked a yawn’

SYNONYMS

feign, pretend, simulate, sham, put on, make-believe, affect

give the appearance of, make a show of, make a pretence of, go through the motions of

2‘her death certificate was faked’

SYNONYMS

forge, counterfeit, falsify, sham, feign, mock up, copy, reproduce, replicate

doctor, alter, tamper with, tinker with

informal pirate