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Definition 1: a copy that is represented as the original - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for counterfeit in the sense of this definition

(counterfeit is a kind of ...) something copied or derived from an original

Definition 2: make a copy of with the intent to deceive - [verb of creation]

Samples where counterfeit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he faked the signature
  • they counterfeited dollar bills
  • She forged a Green Card

Synonyms for counterfeit in the sense of this definition

(counterfeit is a kind of ...) create anew

"Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"

Definition 3: not genuine; imitating something superior - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where counterfeit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • counterfeit emotion
  • counterfeit money
  • counterfeit works of art
  • a counterfeit prince

Synonyms for counterfeit in the sense of this definition

(counterfeit is similar to ...) 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"

(counterfeit is similar to ...) not genuine or natural

"counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"

(counterfeit is similar to ...) (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of

"a pseudo esthete" "pseudoclassic"

(counterfeit is similar to ...) serving as an imitation or substitute

"pinchbeck heroism"

(counterfeit is similar to ...) represented or appearing as such; pretended

"His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"

(counterfeit is similar to ...) constituting a copy or imitation of something

"boys in mock battle"

(counterfeit is similar to ...) false or fake; not what it appears to be

"a spurious work of art"

(counterfeit is similar to ...) fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

(counterfeit is similar to ...) debased; not genuine

"an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"

(counterfeit is similar to ...) reproduced fraudulently

"like a bad penny..." "a forged twenty dollar bill"

(means also ...) contrived by art rather than nature

"artificial flowers" "artificial flavoring" "an artificial diamond" "artificial fibers" "artificial sweeteners"

(means also ...) lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria

"ghosts and other unreal entities" "unreal propaganda serving as news"

(means also ...) lacking sincerity

"a charming but thoroughly insincere woman" "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

(means also ...) not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality

"gave false testimony under oath" "false tales of bravery"

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