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False; without substance.
A sham Pleading is one that is good in form but is so clearly false in fact that it does not raise any genuine issue.
shamnoun chicanery, counterfeit, deception, delusion, dolus, fabrication, fake, fallacia, false show, feint, forgery, fraud, fraus, guise, imitation, impersonation, impostor, imposture, masquerade, misrepresentation, mock, reproduction, simulacrum, simulation, trick, trickery
Associated concepts: sham defense, sham pleading
See also: artifice, bogus, cloak, colorable, cover, deceit, deception, deceptive, delusive, disguise, duplicity, evasion, fabricate, fake, false, false pretense, falsify, feign, fictitious, forgery, fraud, fraudulent, hoax, imitation, imposture, invent, mendacious, meretricious, misrepresent, pretend, pretense, pretext, prevaricate, profess, recreant, role, ruse, specious, spurious, subterfuge