English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'forgery'

(noun) 
Definition
the crime of making a fraudulent imitation
He was found guilty of forgery.
Synonyms
,
faking
,
pirating
,
counterfeiting
,
fraudulence
,
fraudulent imitation
,
coining
(noun) 
Definition
an illegal copy of a painting, banknote, antique, etc.
The letter was a forgery.
Synonyms
fake
It is filled with famous works of art, and every one of them is a fake.
,
imitation
the most accurate imitation of Chinese architecture in Europe
,
sham
Their promises were exposed as a hollow sham.
,
counterfeit
Counterfeits of the company's goods are flooding Europe.
,
falsification
recent concern about the falsification of evidence in court
,
phoney or phony (informal)
,
warez (computing)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of counterfeit
Definition
an imitation designed to deceive or defraud
Counterfeits of the company's goods are flooding Europe.
Synonyms
phoney or phony (informal),
warez
in the sense of imitation
Definition
a copy of an original or genuine article
the most accurate imitation of Chinese architecture in Europe
Synonyms
carbon copy (informal),
counterfeiting,
in the sense of sham
Definition
anything that is not genuine or is not what it appears to be
Their promises were exposed as a hollow sham.
Synonyms
fraud (informal),
pseud (informal),
wolf in sheep's clothing,
phoney or phony (informal)

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