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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. 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;
[syn: hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoney, pretender]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance;
[syn: bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

phoney \pho"ney\ (f[=o]"n[=e]), a. [Also spelled phony.] [Compar. phonier; superl. phoniest.] 1. Imitating something superior; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine; false; counterfeit; fake; as, a phoney diamond; a phoney hundred-dollar bill. Syn: bogus, counterfeit, fake, ersatz; fraudulent; false. [PJC] 2. Pretending to be other than one is; putting on false appearances; insincere; hypocritical; -- of people. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

phoney \pho"ney\ (f[=o]"n[=e]), n. Something or someone that is phoney. [Also spelled phony.] [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

phony \pho"ny\ (f[=o]"n[=e]), a. [Also spelled phoney.] [Compar. phonier; superl. phoniest.] 1. imitating something superior; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine; counterfeit; fake; as, a phony diamond; a phony hundred-dollar bill. Syn: phoney, bogus, counterfeit, fake. [PJC] 2. Pretending to be other than one is; putting on false appearances; insincere; hypocritical; -- of people. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

phony \pho"ny\ (f[=o]"n[=e]), n. Something or someone that is phony. [Also spelled phoney.] [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

phoney adj 1: fraudulent; having a misleading appearance [syn: bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard] n 1: 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 [syn: hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoney, pretender]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "phoney": artificial, bogus, charlatan, counterfeit, counterfeiter, deceitful, deceiver, dishonest, double-dealer, ersatz, factitious, fake, faker, false, forgery, fraud, fraudulent, hoax, humbug, hypocritical, imitation, impostor, insincere, mock, mountebank, paste, phony, pretended, pretender, quack, sham, spurious, synthetic, trickster, unreal