1. Accepted as real or true without proof; SYN. assumptive, taken for granted.
2. Adopted in order to deceive; SYN. false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham.
3. Taken as one's right without justification; SYN. arrogated.
ETYM French contrefait, p. p. of contrefaire to counterfeit; contre (Latin contra) + faire to make, from Latin facere. Related to Counter, and Fact.
Not genuine; imitating something superior; SYN. imitative.
ETYM Cf. French déceptif. Related to Deceive.
1. Causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true; SYN. delusory.
2. Tending to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently; SYN. misleading.