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Adjective: phony (phonier,phoniest)  fow-nee
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: phoney)
  1. Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    "A claim can be considered phony, or false, when the speaker promises too much";
    - bogus, fake, phoney, cod [Brit, informal]
Noun: phony  fow-nee
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: phoney)
  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
    - hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phoney, pretender

Derived forms: phonier, phoniest, phonies

See also: counterfeit, imitative

Type of: beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker [informal], trickster

Encyclopedia: Phony