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aron-ingnon : feign (v.); pretend (v.); sham (v.)
Synonyms: dismular

Derivatives of aron-ingnon

v. (communication)1. affect, dissemble, feign, pretend, shammake believe with the intent to deceive.; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
~ misrepresent, belierepresent falsely.; "This statement misrepresents my intentions"
~ make believe, pretend, makerepresent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like.; "She makes like an actress"
~ play possumto pretend to be dead.
~ take a divepretend to be knocked out, as of a boxer.
~ bullshit, talk through one's hat, bull, fakespeak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths.; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
~ moutharticulate silently; form words with the lips only.; "She mouthed a swear word"
v. (creation)2. assume, feign, sham, simulatemake a pretence of.; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
~ pretend, dissemble, actbehave unnaturally or affectedly.; "She's just acting"
~ playpretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity.; "Let's play like I am mommy"; "Play cowboy and Indians"
~ feintdeceive by a mock action.; "The midfielder feinted to shoot"
n. (act)1. make-believe, pretendthe enactment of a pretense.; "it was just pretend"
~ pretending, pretense, feigning, simulation, pretencethe act of giving a false appearance.; "his conformity was only pretending"
v. (creation)2. act, dissemble, pretendbehave unnaturally or affectedly.; "She's just acting"
~ behave, act, dobehave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself.; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
~ sham, feign, simulate, assumemake a pretence of.; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
v. (possession)3. pretendput forward a claim and assert right or possession of.; "pretend the title of King"
~ arrogate, lay claim, claimdemand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to.; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
v. (communication)4. guess, hazard, pretend, ventureput forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation.; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
~ forebode, predict, prognosticate, foretell, promise, anticipate, callmake a prediction about; tell in advance.; "Call the outcome of an election"
~ suspect, surmiseimagine to be the case or true or probable.; "I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it"
~ speculatetalk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion.; "We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal"
v. (communication)5. make, make believe, pretendrepresent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like.; "She makes like an actress"
~ dissemble, feign, pretend, sham, affectmake believe with the intent to deceive.; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
~ go through the motionspretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it.; "She isn't really working--she's just going through the motions"
~ act, play, representplay a role or part.; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master"
v. (communication)6. pretend, professstate insincerely.; "He professed innocence but later admitted his guilt"; "She pretended not to have known the suicide bomber"; "She pretends to be an expert on wine"
~ claimassert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing.; "He claimed that he killed the burglar"
adj. 7. make-believe, pretendimagined as in a play.; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
~ unreallacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria.; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
n. (artifact)1. fake, postiche, shamsomething that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be.
~ fake booka fake in the form of an imitation book; used to fill bookcases of people who wish to appear scholarly.
~ imitationsomething copied or derived from an original.
~ potemkin villagesomething that seems impressive but in fact lacks substance.
n. (person)2. fake, faker, fraud, imposter, impostor, pretender, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, shammera person who makes deceitful pretenses.
~ beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, cheat, slickersomeone who leads you to believe something that is not true.
~ name droppersomeone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends.
~ ringera contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses.
adj. 3. assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, shamadopted 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, imitativenot genuine; imitating something superior.; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"