Definitions for phonyˈfoʊ ni
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word phony
hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoney, pretender(adj)
a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard(adj)
fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
imitating something superior; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine; counterfeit; fake; as, a phony diamond; a phony hundred-dollar bill.
Pretending to be other than one is; putting on false appearances; insincere; hypocritical; -- of people.
A faker, a person who professes beliefs or opinions that they do not hold or assumes an identity other than their own.
He's as phony as a three-dollar bill.
Fraudulent; fake; having a misleading appearance.
A good jeweler should be able to tell a real stone from a phony one.
Origin: Perhaps an alteration of fawney “gilt brass ring used by swindlers” (1781), from Ir. fáinne “ring.”
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you find the real tinsel underneath.
Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you will find the real tinsel underneath.
We're not going to build progress with a bunch of phony tough talk and bluster and over-the-top claims, that just play into ISIL's hands.
Translations for phony
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- خَرّاص, بَهْرَجArabic
- Schwindler, Quacksalber, Schwindlerin, gefälscht, HochstaplerGerman
- falso, farsanteSpanish
- huijari, väärennetty, vääräFinnish
- usurpateur, faux-nez, faussaire, faux, charlatan, à la noix, falsifié, frauduleux, usurpatrice, mystificateur, guignol, à la gomme, prophète, escroc, contrefaitFrench
- ciarlatano, falso, fasulloItalian
- 詐欺師, 偽物, 偽, 贋Japanese
- onecht, nagemaaktDutch
- жулик, поддельный, мошенник, мошенница, фальшивыйRussian
- falsk, oäktaSwedish
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