Meaning of COUNTERFEIT in English


Function: adjective

being an imitation intended to mislead or deceive FF1C; counterfeit money FF1E; FF1C; counterfeit sympathy FF1E;

Synonyms: bogus, brummagem, fake, false, phony, pinchbeck, pseudo, sham, snide, spurious; compare SPURIOUS 3

Related Words: feigned, pretended, simulated; deceptive, delusive, delusory, misleading; fraudulent

Contrasted Words: authentic, veritable; actual, real, true; unquestionable, valid

Antonyms: bona fide, genuine

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.