Significado de “sham” - Diccionario inglés

sham en inglés británico

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shamnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ʃæm/ us /ʃæm/ disapproving

shamverb [ I or T ]

uk /ʃæm/ us /ʃæm/ -mm- disapproving

to pretend:

He isn't really upset - he's just shamming.

shamadjective

uk /ʃæm/ us /ʃæm/ disapproving

only pretending to be real; false:

They made a fortune through some sham property deal.
That jewellery looks sham to me.
She's trapped in a sham (= not good or satisfying) marriage.

(Definición de sham de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

sham en inglés americano

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someone or something that is falsely represented, esp. as being important or powerful:

I thought the meeting was a total sham and a waste of time.

shamadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ʃæm/

pretended; not real:

a sham battle

(Definición de sham de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)