n. ~ 1. Something not authentic or genuine.
- adj. ~ 2. Inauthentic - 3. Artificial
'Forgery' and 'fake' are near synonyms and are often used interchangeably. 'Forgery' connotes an intent to deceive. Something made in imitation of an original or a style may be called a fake but may also be called a reproduction to emphasize that the item is not original.