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shamnoun [C usually sing]

us   /ʃæm/
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
(Definition of sham from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"sham" in British English

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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
(Definition of sham from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sham”
in Spanish farsa, simulacro…
in Vietnamese sự giả bộ…
in Malaysian kepura-puraan…
in Thai การปลอมแปลง…
in French imposture, imitation…
in German die Täuschung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 假象, 骗局, 假冒者…
in Turkish düzmece, sahte…
in Russian обман, притворство…
in Indonesian kepura-puraan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假像, 騙局, 假冒者…
in Polish fikcja, oszustwo…
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