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sham | imposition | Related terms |

Sham is a related term of imposition.

As a proper noun sham

is syria.

As a noun imposition is

the act of imposing]], laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, [[obtrude|obtruding, and the like.




(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.


    * mock * See also


    * genuine * sincere * real


    (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


  • 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

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    (wikipedia imposition) (en noun)
  • The act of imposing]], laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, [[obtrude, obtruding, and the like.
  • That which is imposed, levied]], or [[enjoin, enjoined.
  • An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put or laid on others.
  • (printing) Arrangement of a printed product’s pages on the printer's sheet so as to have the pages in proper order in the final product.
  • (religion) A practice of laying hands on a person in a religious ceremony; used e.g. in confirmation and ordination.
  • (UK) A task imposed on a student as punishment.
  • Synonyms

    * (act of imposing and the like) imposure, infliction, obtrusion * burden, charge, enjoinder, injunction, tax * cheating, deception, delusion, fraud, imposture, trick


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