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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. President Trump:

    He leaked classified information to get a special counsel and leaked the memos which are classified – the memos were about me and he did n’t write those memos accurately. He wrote a lot of phony stuff, he is guilty of crimes.

  2. Matt Cartwright:

    Plausible deniability only works when it's plausible and I'm not buying that you didn't know about any of this until October 2015, you were not in a medically induced coma for a year and I've had about enough of your false contrition and your phony apologies.

  3. Paul Barrett:

    The kind of free speech that we are most interested in promoting — and that the first amendment is directed at — is speech related to political matters, public affairs and personal expression, none of those kinds of speech would be affected by an effort to screen out disguised, phony advertising that purports to come from organizations that don’t really exist and actually attempt to undermine discussions on elections. There will be some limitations on fraudulent speech and violent speech, but those are not the types of speech protected by the first amendment. We can afford to lose those types of speech to create an environment where free speech is promoted.

  4. Mitt Romney:

    Here's what I know: Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud, his promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He's playing members of the American public for suckers. He gets a free ride to the White House, and all we get is a lousy hat.

  5. 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.


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
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