phony

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1 phony (US) adjective
or chiefly British phoney /ˈfoʊni/
phonier; phoniest
1 phony (US)
adjective
or chiefly British phoney /ˈfoʊni/
phonier; phoniest
Learner's definition of PHONY
informal
: not true, real, or genuine : intended to make someone think something that is not true
of a person : not honest or sincere : saying things that are meant to deceive people

— phoniness

noun [noncount]
2 phony (US) noun
or chiefly British phoney /ˈfoʊni/
plural phonies
2 phony (US)
noun
or chiefly British phoney /ˈfoʊni/
plural phonies
Learner's definition of PHONY
[count] informal
: a person who pretends to be someone else or to have feelings or abilities that he or she does not really have : a person who is not sincere
: something that is not real or genuine
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