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Synonyms for phony
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

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

    Antonyms:
    echt, genuine

  2. bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard(adj)

    fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

    Synonyms:
    phoney, simulated, imitation, faux, bastard, false, bogus, fake

    Antonyms:
    genuine, echt

Wiktionary

  1. phony(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    authentic, genuine

  2. phony(adjective)

    Fraudulent; fake; having a misleading appearance.

    A good jeweler should be able to tell a real stone from a phony one.

    Synonyms:
    fake, bogus, counterfeit

    Antonyms:
    authentic, genuine

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "phony":

    false, fake, transvestite, hypocrite, phoney, bogus, liar, cheater

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How to use phony in a sentence?

  1. Steve Adubato:

    If people want somebody different, then if I ever ran for president, they'd vote for somebody different, i don't intend to become a phony to win an election.

  2. Oscar Levant:

    Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you will find the real tinsel underneath.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    We're not going to build progress with a bunch of phony tough talk and bluster and over-the-top claims, that just play into ISIL's hands.

  4. President Donald Trump on Monday:

    Number one you don't know what they're doing, and when you read it in the Washington Post, you don't believe it, i believe very little of what I see. I see stories in the Washington Post that are so fake, that are so phony.

  5. Mary MacCracken:

    Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.

Images & Illustrations of phony

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Translations for phony

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  • 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
  • מזויףHebrew
  • hamisHungarian
  • ciarlatano, falso, fasulloItalian
  • 詐欺師, 偽物, 偽, 贋Japanese
  • onecht, nagemaaktDutch
  • жулик, поддельный, мошенник, мошенница, фальшивыйRussian
  • falsk, oäktaSwedish
  • Chinese

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