counterfeit

A counterfeit is a fake or a forgery. If you painted an uncanny copy of the "Mona Lisa" and tried to pass it off as the original, you'd have a counterfeit on your hands.

An exact imitation of anything — a work of art, a ten dollar bill — is a counterfeit, and the act of creating the fake copy is the verb to counterfeit. You can also describe the forgery using the adjective form of counterfeit: a counterfeit Rolex watch. In Old French, the word contre, "counter or against", together with the word faire, "to make," joined together to mean "to make in imitation," which led to our counterfeit.

Definitions of counterfeit
1

adj not genuine; imitating something superior

counterfeit emotion”
counterfeit money”
counterfeit works of art”
“a counterfeit prince”
Synonyms:
imitative
assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham
adopted in order to deceive
bad, forged
reproduced fraudulently
base
debased; not genuine
bastard, bogus, fake, phoney, phony
fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
inauthentic, spurious, unauthentic
intended to deceive
mock
constituting a copy or imitation of something
ostensible, ostensive
represented or appearing as such; pretended
pinchbeck
serving as an imitation or substitute
pseudo
(often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
synthetic
not genuine or natural
artificial, unreal
contrived by art rather than nature
unreal
lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
insincere
lacking sincerity
false
not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
Antonyms:
echt, genuine
not fake or counterfeit
authentic, bona fide, unquestionable, veritable
not counterfeit or copied
attested, authenticated, documented
established as genuine
good, honest
not forged
honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, old, sure-enough
(used informally especially for emphasis)
honest, honorable
not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
existent, real
being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
sincere
open and genuine; not deceitful
true
consistent with fact or reality; not false
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n a copy that is represented as the original

Synonyms:
forgery
Type of:
imitation
something copied or derived from an original

v make a copy of with the intent to deceive

“they counterfeited dollar bills”
Synonyms:
fake, forge
Type of:
re-create
create anew

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