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.”
The numerical value of phony in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of phony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He’s not the real deal, he’s a phony.
It's all fake news, it's phony stuff. It didn't happen.
Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.
It’s all fake news. It’s phony stuff. It didn’t happen.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
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Translations for phony
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- خَرّاص, بَهْرَج, متصنعArabic
- 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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