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COUNTERFEIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does counterfeit mean? 

COUNTERFEIT (noun)
  The noun COUNTERFEIT has 1 sense:

1. a copy that is represented as the original

  Familiarity information: COUNTERFEIT used as a noun is very rare.


COUNTERFEIT (adjective)
  The adjective COUNTERFEIT has 1 sense:

1. not genuine; imitating something superior

  Familiarity information: COUNTERFEIT used as an adjective is very rare.


COUNTERFEIT (verb)
  The verb COUNTERFEIT has 1 sense:

1. make a copy of with the intent to deceive

  Familiarity information: COUNTERFEIT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COUNTERFEIT (noun)


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Meaning:

A copy that is represented as the original

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

counterfeit; forgery; imitation

Hypernyms ("counterfeit" is a kind of...):

copy (a secondary representation of an original)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "counterfeit"):

fake; postiche; sham (something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be)


COUNTERFEIT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not genuine; imitating something superior

Synonyms:

counterfeit; imitative

Context examples:

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

Similar:

synthetic (not genuine or natural)

pseudo ((often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of)

pinchbeck (serving as an imitation or substitute)

ostensible; ostensive (represented or appearing as such; pretended)

mock (constituting a copy or imitation of something)

inauthentic; spurious; unauthentic (intended to deceive)

bastard; bogus; fake; phoney; phony (fraudulent; having a misleading appearance)

base (debased; not genuine)

bad; forged (reproduced fraudulently)

assumed; false; fictitious; fictive; pretended; put on; sham (adopted in order to deceive)

Also:

artificial; unreal (contrived by art rather than nature)

unreal (lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria)

insincere (lacking sincerity)

false (not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality)

Antonym:

genuine (not fake or counterfeit)


COUNTERFEIT (verb)


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Meaning:

Make a copy of with the intent to deceive

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

counterfeit; fake; forge

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "counterfeit" is one way to...):

re-create (create anew)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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