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6 definitions found
 for phoney
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  phoney \pho"ney\ (f[=o]"n[=e]), a. [Also spelled phony.]
     [Compar. phonier; superl. phoniest.]
     1. Imitating something superior; intended to deceive;
        fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine;
        false; counterfeit; fake; as, a phoney diamond; a phoney
        hundred-dollar bill.
  
     Syn: bogus, counterfeit, fake, ersatz; fraudulent; false.
          [PJC]
  
     2. Pretending to be other than one is; putting on false
        appearances; insincere; hypocritical; -- of people.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  phoney \pho"ney\ (f[=o]"n[=e]), n.
     Something or someone that is phoney. [Also spelled phony.]
     [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  phony \pho"ny\ (f[=o]"n[=e]), a. [Also spelled phoney.]
     [Compar. phonier; superl. phoniest.]
     1. imitating something superior; intended to deceive;
        fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine;
        counterfeit; fake; as, a phony diamond; a phony
        hundred-dollar bill.
  
     Syn: phoney, bogus, counterfeit, fake.
          [PJC]
  
     2. Pretending to be other than one is; putting on false
        appearances; insincere; hypocritical; -- of people.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  phony \pho"ny\ (f[=o]"n[=e]), n.
     Something or someone that is phony. [Also spelled phoney.]
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  phoney
      adj 1: fraudulent; having a misleading appearance [syn: bogus,
             fake, phony, phoney, bastard]
      n 1: 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 [syn: hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator,
           phony, phoney, pretender]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "phoney":
     artificial, bogus, charlatan, counterfeit, counterfeiter,
     deceitful, deceiver, dishonest, double-dealer, ersatz, factitious,
     fake, faker, false, forgery, fraud, fraudulent, hoax, humbug,
     hypocritical, imitation, impostor, insincere, mock, mountebank,
     paste, phony, pretended, pretender, quack, sham, spurious,
     synthetic, trickster, unreal
  
  

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