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Synonyms for phony
ˈfoʊ nipho·ny

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  1. phonyadjective

    authentic, genuine

  2. phonyadjective

    Fraudulent; fake; having a misleading appearance.

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

    fake, bogus, counterfeit

    authentic, genuine

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  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, phoney, shammer, role player, imposter, hypocrite, pretender, pseudo, faker, pseud, impostor, sham, fraud, fake

    echt, genuine

  2. bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastardadjective

    fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

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

    genuine, echt

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Angel Blessing:

    There are questions of real power and then there are questions of phony authority. You have to break through the phony authority to begin to fight the real questions of power.

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    At some point people do question the kind of life they are leading and wonder whether it is actually the life they want to live. Do they merely experience a series of ‘phony’ moments and a succession of fake sequences, or are they actually building up a authentic life story that gives them the enrichment they have been looking forward to. ( "Quest for the real moment" )

  3. Rudy Giuliani:

    There are 10 ways to demonstrate that this election was stolen, that the votes were phony, that there were a lot of them, dead people, felons, phony ballots, it's very surreal to go back and put together all these moving pieces that led up to Fulton County to overturn the results of the election and led up to the aftermath of January 6.

  4. Oscar Levant:

    Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.

  5. Oscar Levant:

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

Translations for phony

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  • خَرّاص, بَهْرَج, متصنعArabic
  • Schwindler, gefälscht, Hochstapler, Schwindlerin, QuacksalberGerman
  • falso, farsanteSpanish
  • huijari, väärä, väärennettyFinnish
  • faux-nez, à la gomme, guignol, mystificateur, prophète, usurpatrice, frauduleux, escroc, contrefait, falsifié, à la noix, usurpateur, charlatan, faux, faussaireFrench
  • מזויףHebrew
  • hamisHungarian
  • fasullo, falso, ciarlatanoItalian
  • 偽, 偽物, 詐欺師, 贋Japanese
  • onecht, nagemaaktDutch
  • фальшивый, мошенница, мошенник, поддельный, жуликRussian
  • oäkta, falskSwedish
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