fakery

[ fey-kuh-ree ]
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noun,plural fak·er·ies.
  1. the practice or result of faking.

Origin of fakery

1
First recorded in 1885–90; fake1 + -ery

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How to use fakery in a sentence

  • At various points in her career, she was busted for fakery and for plagiarism.

    Dead Cool: Madame Blavatsky | Simon Doonan | January 6, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The Swami was an obvious phony of the baldest fakery, yet he had something.

    Sense from Thought Divide | Mark Irvin Clifton
  • Three years of this fakery is enough to try the soul of a saint.

    Oogie Finds Love | Berkeley Livingston
  • It is a terrible thing to have spent years perfecting the art of fakery, and then to realize you needn't have faked at all.

    Sense from Thought Divide | Mark Irvin Clifton
  • As it was, Jenny Harper was first a symbol of the fakery he intended to destroy, and after that a woman.

    Love Story | Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  • And there was no fakery about the warmth from the thing over his chest.

    The Sky Is Falling | Lester del Rey