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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sham /ˈʃæm/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sham /ˈʃæm/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sham, v. i. To make false pretenses; to deceive; to feign; to impose.
    Wondering . . . whether those who lectured him were such fools as they professed to be, or were only shamming.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sham n.
 1. That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or device that deludes and disappoints; a make-believe; delusion; imposture; humbug. “A mere sham.”
    Believe who will the solemn sham, not I.   --Addison.
 2. A false front, or removable ornamental covering.
 Pillow sham, a covering to be laid on a pillow.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sham, a. False; counterfeit; pretended; feigned; unreal; as, a sham fight.
    They scorned the sham independence proffered to them by the Athenians.   --Jowett (Thucyd)

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sham, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shammed p. pr. & vb. n. Shamming.]
 1. To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses.
    Fooled and shammed into a conviction.   --L'Estrange.
 2. To obtrude by fraud or imposition. [R.]
    We must have a care that we do not . . . sham fallacies upon the world for current reason.   --L'Estrange.
 3. To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign.
 To sham Abram or To sham Abraham, to feign sickness; to malinger. Hence a malingerer is called, in sailors' cant, Sham Abram, or Sham Abraham.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed
            cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive
            sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish
            voice"; "sham modesty" [syn: assumed, false, fictitious,
             fictive, pretended, put on]
      n 1: something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
           [syn: fake, postiche]
      2: a person who makes deceitful pretenses [syn: imposter, impostor,
          pretender, fake, faker, fraud, shammer, pseudo,
          pseud, role player]
      v 1: make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though
           she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep" [syn: simulate,
            assume, feign]
      2: make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he
         was ill"; "He shammed a headache" [syn: feign, pretend,
          affect, dissemble]
      [also: shamming, shammed]