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Meaning of PHONY

Pronunciation:  'fownee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who professes beliefs and opinions that they do not hold
  2. [adj]  fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

PHONY is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: bastard, bogus, counterfeit, dissembler, fake, hypocrite, imitative, phoney, phoney, pretender
 See Also: beguiler, charmer, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, smoothie, smoothy, sweet talker, Tartufe, Tartuffe, trickster, whited sepulcher, whited sepulchre



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