Definitions

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  • n. A fraud or forgery; an act of doctoring, or the product of one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of faking (or the product of faking)

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Examples

  • Jared’s brilliant ability to detect elfin fakery is never established, and Mulgarath’s shapechanging early in the movie is so minimal that it’s easy to forget.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • The sporting fakery is far more extensive than previously thought, and goes beyond discoveries that the opening ceremony included computer-generated fireworks and a 9-year old singer who mimed to a recording.

    Entire Beijing Olympics faked

  • To make visible that extreme degree of artificiality, and to clarify the fact that such fakery is the normal condition of poetry that masquerades as personal feeling, is an intellectual accomplishment of some magnitude.

    Life of Letitia Landon

  • Grieve [Reader in Biomechanics, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London] concluded ‘The possibility of fakery is ruled out if the speed of the film was 16 or 18 fps [as mentioned above, it was apparently filmed at 16 fps].

    Frame 352, and all that

  • But the fakery is a continuation of the campaign theme, and an augury for the future.

    Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman faked it.

  • I'd call his fakery passive aggressive except it's actually just aggressive aggressive.

    The Virginian

  • I hope he doesn't give up music which I think is a truer talent than "fakery".

    Sean Penn & Robert Pattinson Will Have 'Water for Elephants' « FirstShowing.net

  • Ppl who buy stuff in traffic only have demselves to blame... and besides, they are supportin "fakery" and street tradin.

    Fake fake things everywhere!

  • For the truth is that this kind of fakery is not an isolated happening but a steadily increasing problem in cancer research.

    A Better Mouse Trap

  • "This kind of fakery is an insult to the American people, and especially to America's legions of unemployed," said Alan Tonelson of the U.S.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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