Synonyms of fake in English:

fake


See definition of fake

noun

1‘one of the sculptures was found to be a fake’

SYNONYMS
forgery, counterfeit, copy, sham, fraud, hoax, imitation, mock-up, dummy, reproduction, lookalike, likeness
informal phoney, pirate, knock-off, rip-off, dupe

2‘that doctor is a fake’

SYNONYMS
charlatan, quack, mountebank, sham, fraud, humbug, impostor, pretender, masquerader, hoodwinker, hoaxer, cheat, cheater, deceiver, dissembler, trickster, confidence trickster, fraudster
informal phoney, con man, con artist
dated confidence man

adjective

1‘he gave his wife fake banknotes’

SYNONYMS
counterfeit, forged, fraudulent, sham, imitation, false, bogus, spurious, pseudo
worthless, invalid
informal phoney, dud
ANTONYMS

genuine

2‘they adorn themselves with fake diamonds’

SYNONYMS
imitation, artificial, synthetic, simulated, reproduction, replica, ersatz, plastic, man-made, dummy, false, mock, sham, bogus, so-called
informal pretend, phoney, fakey, pseudo
ANTONYMS

genuine

3‘she adopted a fake accent’

SYNONYMS
feigned, faked, put-on, assumed, improvised, invented, affected, pseudo, insincere, unconvincing, artificial, imitation, mock, sham
informal phoney, fakey, pseud, pretend
British informal cod
ANTONYMS

authentic


verb

1‘her death certificate was faked’

SYNONYMS
forge, counterfeit, falsify, sham, feign, mock up, copy, reproduce, replicate
doctor, alter, tamper with, tinker with
informal pirate
British informal fiddle, fiddle with

2‘he faked a yawn’

SYNONYMS
feign, pretend, simulate, sham, put on, make-believe, affect
give the appearance of, make a show of, make a pretence of, go through the motions of