Sham vs Apocryphal - What's the difference?

sham | apocryphal |


As a proper noun sham

is syria.

As an adjective apocryphal is

of or relating to the apocrypha.

sham

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Intended to deceive; false.
  • It was only a sham wedding: they didn't care much for one another but wanted their parents to stop hassling them.
  • counterfeit; unreal
  • * Jowett
  • They scorned the sham independence proffered to them by the Athenians.

    Synonyms

    * mock * See also

    Antonyms

    * genuine * sincere * real

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fake; an imitation that purports to be genuine.
  • The time-share deal was a sham .
  • Trickery, hoaxing.
  • A con-man must be skilled in the arts of sham and deceit.
  • A false front, or removable ornamental covering.
  • A decorative cover for a pillow.
  • Derived terms

    * shamateur

    See also

    * pillow sham

    Verb

    (shamm)
  • To deceive, cheat, lie.
  • * L'Estrange
  • Fooled and shammed into a conviction.
  • To obtrude by fraud or imposition.
  • * L'Estrange
  • We must have a care that we do not sham fallacies upon the world for current reason.
  • To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign.
  • Anagrams

    * * * * ----

    apocryphal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, or pertaining to, the .
  • Of doubtful authenticity, or lacking authority; not regarded as canonical.
  • Many scholars consider the stories of the monk Teilo to be apocryphal .
  • Of dubious veracity; of questionable accuracy or truthfulness; anecdotal or in the nature of an urban legend.
  • There is an apocryphal tale of a little boy plugging the dike with his finger.
    {{quote-Fanny Hill, part=3 , Charles, already dispos'd by the evidence of his senses to think my pretences to virginity not entirely apocryphal , smothers me with kisses, begs me, in the name of love, to have a little patience, and that he will be as tender of hurting me as he would be of himself.}}