Synonyms for faking
- put on
- put on an act
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAKING
Nor was there ever such folly, such arrant "faking" as this!
Again she forgot her lines but she managed to escape by faking conversation.
Faking a punt, Myron sped to the left, cut in and got the distance.
All I object to is the lying and faking about it, to make it seem to fit the theory.
Who could do a better job of faking evidence than a crooked cop?
All the evidence of faking is destroyed; except M'Clare and me.
They sent :: their kids to school, faking local addresses with PO boxes.
Woman, however, is more expert than man at "faking" a sense of humor.
How about faking some signs of a ruined camp and heading into the blue ourselves?
So, what more natural than that mediums should resort to faking?
attested in London criminal slang as adjective (1775), verb (1812), and noun (1851, of persons 1888), but probably older. A likely source is feague "to spruce up by artificial means," from German fegen "polish, sweep," also "to clear out, plunder" in colloquial use. "Much of our early thieves' slang is Ger. or Du., and dates from the Thirty Years' War" [Weekley]. Or it may be from Latin facere "to do." Related: Faked; fakes; faking.
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