Definitions for phonyˈfoʊ ni
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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.”
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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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