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Definition 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 - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for phoney in the sense of this definition

(phoney is a kind of ...) someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

(... is a kind of phoney ) someone with an assured and ingratiating manner

(... is a kind of phoney ) a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)

(... is a kind of phoney ) a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous

Definition 2: fraudulent; having a misleading appearance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for phoney in the sense of this definition

(phoney is similar to ...) not genuine; imitating something superior

"counterfeit emotion" "counterfeit money" "counterfeit works of art" "a counterfeit prince"

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