counterfeit


counterfeit
counterfeiter, n.counterfeitly, adv.counterfeitness, n.
/kown"teuhr fit'/, adj.
1. made in imitation so as to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine; not genuine; forged: counterfeit dollar bills.
2. pretended; unreal: counterfeit grief.
n.
3. an imitation intended to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine; forgery.
4. Archaic. a copy.
5. Archaic. a close likeness; portrait.
6. Obs. impostor; pretender.
v.t.
7. to make a counterfeit of; imitate fraudulently; forge.
8. to resemble.
9. to simulate.
v.i.
10. to make counterfeits, as of money.
11. to feign; dissemble.
[1250-1300; (adj.) ME countrefet false, forged < AF cuntrefet, OF contrefait, ptp. of conterfere to copy, imitate, equiv. to conter- COUNTER- + fere to make, do L facere (see FACT); (v.) ME countrefeten, v. deriv. of countrefet]
Syn. 1. spurious, bogus. See false. 2. sham, feigned, simulated, fraudulent; mock, fake, ersatz. 3. falsification, sham. 7. copy; falsify.

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