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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sham:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb sham:


Sham is sometimes a misspelling of sure.

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Definition of the noun sham

What does sham mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: shams

  1. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of sham: fake / postiche
    • more generic word: imitation = something copied or derived from an original
    • more specific terms:
      • fake book = a fake in the form of an imitation book
      • Potemkin village = something that seems impressive but in fact lacks substance
  2. a person who makes deceitful pretenses

Alternative definition of the noun sham


  1. A fake; an imitation that purports to be genuine.
  2. Trickery, hoaxing.
  3. A decorative cover for a pillow.

Definition of the adjective sham

What does sham mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: shammer |

  1. adopted in order to deceive

Definition of the verb sham

What does sham mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: shammed, shamming

  1. make a pretence of
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of sham: assume / feign / simulate
    • more generic words: act / dissemble / pretend = behave unnaturally or affectedly
    • more specific words:
      • play = pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity
      • feint = deceive by a mock action
  2. make believe with the intent to deceive

Alternative definition of the verb sham


  1. To deceive, cheat, lie.


"Sham" is a 1921 American silent romantic drama film produced by the Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is based on a 1909 Broadway play written by Elmer Harris and Geraldine Bonner which starred actress Henrietta Crosman. This silent film version was directed by Thomas Heffron and starred Ethel Clayton in the Crosman role with Theodore Roberts, Clyde Fillmore and Sylvia Ashton. This silent film appears to be lost.


  1. Sham is a fictional character from the 1998 film Sham Ghansham.
  2. Sham is a fictional character from the film Evolusi KL Drift.


Who is Sham?

Sham a.k.a. Shyam is an actor.

Phrases with Sham

Phrases starting with the word Sham:

  1. Sham Abram
  2. Sham marriage

Phrases ending with the word Sham:

  1. pillow sham
  2. tarabulus ash-sham

Other phrase containing the word Sham:

  1. To Sham Abram

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sham

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Google previewThe Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2002)

by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff

LlCHTENSTON SHAM RAGE There has been much research in the area of "sham rage." which has been characterized as an affective and pathological aggressive state fHeihnan. Bowers. & Valenstein. l993l. Unfortunately. attempts to ...

Google previewA new spelling, pronouncing, and explanatory dictionary of the English language ... With an appendix, containing an account of the heathen gods and goddesses, ancient heroes, etc (1810)

by William SCOTT (Teacher of Elocution.)

[pretence Sham', s. sham', an imposture, delusion,

Google previewThe Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (2010)

by Irving B. Weiner, W. Edward Craighead

This particular set of physiological and behavioral manifestations was termed sham rage by Cannon and Britton (1925), as it occurred without the cognitive influence or inhibitory control of the cerebral cortex. In the years that followed the ...

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Quotes about Sham

What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July I answer A day that reveals to him, more than all other days of the year, the gross injustices and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him your celebration is a sham. (Frederick Douglass)
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Scrabble value of S1H4A1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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