[ US /ˈʃæm/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈæm/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈæm/ ]
make believe with the intent to deceive
He feigned that he was ill
He shammed a headache
make a pretence of
She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
he feigned sleep
adopted in order to deceive
an assumed name
a put-on childish voice
an assumed cheerfulness
a fictitious address
a pretended interest
- something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
- a person who makes deceitful pretenses
How To Use sham In A Sentence
- I dont know what these people keep talking about I bought sham wow and it SUCKS it just pushed the liquid around and did NOT absorb it at all, its a piece of crap use real car shammies, paper towels, sponges, or regular dishrags and you'd get way better results. Undefined
- It would be a shame to lose it - it is the landmark of the town centre.
- It was so obvious they have had contact since NZ and this was a scripted farce to deter us from the fact that Jason Mesnick the most hated man in America and his ice princess walk of shamer Molly WERE CHEATING. Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch
- He had a bank balance that a senior merchant banker would not be ashamed of.
- Both the antisense drug and glibenclamide led to 75% reductions in spinal cord lesion volume six weeks after the injury, compared with sham-treated animals, the researchers reported. Social Security Reports, News and Informaion
- Instead, the selection process became a charade - a complete and utter sham. The Sun
- To my shame I refused to listen to her side of the story.
- I peered over. There stood Sir Henry doing nothing less than a 11)tribal war dance of sheer unashamed 12)ecstasy.
- Supposedly olive oil is the only oil that can be shampooed out. Head Lice and Shame « Colleen Anderson
- Greek weekly "Proto Thema", an unregretted and shameless Akin stated that he killed Solomou and would do it again if needed. OpEdNews - Diary: Murdering Peace in Derynia