Counterfeit and Fake


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Counterfeit adjective – Being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud.
Usage example: counterfeit currency that had been passed all over town

Fake is a synonym for counterfeit in quality topic. In some cases you can use "Fake" instead the word "Counterfeit" as a verb or a noun or an adjective, when it comes to topics like sham, copy, synthetic, true. popular alternative
Nearby Words: counterfeited, counterfeiting, counterfeiter
Synonyms for Counterfeit


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Fake adjective – Being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials.
Usage example: opposed to the unnecessary killing of animals, she'll consider wearing only fake furs

Counterfeit is a synonym for fake in forge topic. You can use "Counterfeit" instead the word "Fake" as a verb or a noun or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as forgery, false, copy, synthetic. popular alternative
Nearby Words: faked, faking, faker
Synonyms for Fake

How words are described

convincing convincing counterfeit convincing fake

Things that words describes

money counterfeit money fake money

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / Corner Gas Counterfeit Cash: When Brent has a $100 bill, no one accepts it because they assume it's fake or don't want to bother with change and just gives him what he wants for free.
  • Visual Novel / Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Counterfeit Cash: One of the smuggling ring's various operations is the production of fake Zheng Fa currency, throwing Zheng Fa's economy into shambles.
  • Film / Foolish Wives The natural presumption is that he's a fake, but he makes a comment to Olga and Vera about how he, "a Karamzin", finds it distasteful to have to float counterfeit banknotes.
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