Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that simulates; a pretender.
  • adj. Simulated; sham.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. false; specious; counterfeit

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. False; specious; counterfeit.
  • n. One who pretends to be what he is not; one who, or that which, simulates or counterfeits something; a pretender.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Practising simulation; feigning; deceiving.
  • Simulated or assumed; counterfeit; false.
  • n. One who simulates or feigns anything.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin simulāre, to simulate; see simulate.

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