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English definition of “sham”

sham

adjective     /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.Copying and copiesForgeryDishonest
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