Definitions For Sham


  • Something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
  • A person who makes deceitful pretenses
  • Something that is not what it appears to be and that is meant to trick or deceive people
  • Someone who deceives people by pretending to be a particular kind of person, to have a particular skill, etc.
  • Words or actions that are not sincere or honest


  • Make believe with the intent to deceive
  • Make a pretence of
  • To act in a way that is meant to trick or deceive people


  • Adopted in order to deceive

Is Sham a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Sham is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Sham in a Sentence

  • He claims that the trial was a sham.
  • Their marriage was a sham.
  • Many people believed he could help them, but I knew he was a sham.
  • A sofa upholstered in sham leather
  • Street vendors selling sham designer handbags to gullible tourists
  • She wasn't really hurt; she was only shamming.
  • He was shamming illness to avoid work.

Synonyms for Sham

Antonyms for Sham

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