phony definition

  • adjective:
    • maybe not real or real; counterfeit: a phony bank card.
    • fake; spurious: a phony title.
    • Not truthful or honest; deceptive: a phony excuse.
    • Insincere or hypocritical.
    • Giving a false effect of truth or authenticity; specious.
    • Fraudulent; artificial; having a misleading look.
    • imitating something exceptional; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading look; maybe not genuine; counterfeit; fake.
    • pretending become except that a person is; putting on false appearances; insincere; hypocritical; -- of people.
    • deceptive; having a misleading appearance
  • noun:
    • Something not genuine; a fake.
    • person who is insincere or pretentious.
    • An impostor; a hypocrite.
    • A faker, an individual who professes values or views they don't hold or assumes an identity apart from their own.
    • anything or some one that is phony.
    • a person who professes opinions and opinions that he / she does not hold to conceal their real feelings or motives
  • others:
    • associated with personality of a ‘phone’ or of talk heard over a ‘phone’; unsubstantial; imitational; spurious.

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