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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

phoney \pho"ney\ (f[=o]"n[=e]), adjective [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 [gcide]:

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

phony \pho"ny\ (f[=o]"n[=e]), adjective [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 [gcide]:

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

phony

adjective

1: fraudulent; having a misleading appearance [syn: {bogus}, {fake}, {phony}, {phoney}, {bastard}]

noun

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}]


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