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English adjective: counterfeit

1. counterfeit not genuine; imitating something superior

SamplesCounterfeit emotion.
Counterfeit money.
Counterfeit works of art.
A counterfeit prince.


Similarassumed, bad, base, bastard, bogus, fake, false, fictitious, fictive, forged, inauthentic, mock, ostensible, ostensive, phoney, phony, pinchbeck, pretended, pseudo, put on, sham, spurious, synthetic, unauthentic

See alsoartificial, false, insincere, unreal, unreal

Antonymsecht, genuine

English noun: counterfeit

1. counterfeit (artifact) a copy that is represented as the original


Broader (hypernym)imitation

English verb: counterfeit

1. counterfeit (creation) make a copy of with the intent to deceive

SamplesHe faked the signature.
They counterfeited dollar bills.
She forged a Green Card.

Synonymsfake, forge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)re-create

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