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  1. phoneyadjective

    pretender, fake, dissembler

  2. phoneynoun

    A person who assumes an identity or quality other than their own.

    He claims to be a doctor, but he's nothing but a fast-talking phoney.

    bogus, fake, counterfeit, dissembler, pretender

  3. phoneynoun

    A person who professes beliefs or opinions that they do not hold.

    pretender, fake, dissembler

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoney, pretenderadjective

    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

    dissimulator, dissembler, shammer, role player, imposter, hypocrite, pretender, pseudo, faker, pseud, impostor, sham, fraud, fake, phony

    genuine, echt

  2. bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastardadjective

    fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

    simulated, imitation, faux, bastard, false, bogus, fake, phony

    genuine, echt

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "phoney":

    impostor, imposter, false, phony, crook, phantom, fake

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