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Adjective
Fake or inauthentic, typically meant to deceive
“Who could have failed to see that there were no manufacturer's name or address, or ingredients, or shelf-life on the packages of the phoney milk powder?”
Adjective
Unnatural or artificial in one's mannerisms or behavior
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“Enter one woman, a stranger with a phoney smile, a promise with her eyes that she doesn't intend to keep, a nobody set to deceit and deceive!”
Adjective
Being an imitative version or copy of something
“Some people are prepared to work long hours sourcing and selling fake Calvin Klein sweaters, phoney Gucci perfumes, or bogus Versace jeans.”
Adjective
Lacking in accuracy or truth
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Adjective
Excessive in obsequious praise or flattery
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Adjective
Imaginary or illusory
Noun
A fraudulent person or impostor
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“The man calling himself Guy Incognito was quite obviously a phoney and duly ejected from Moe's Tavern.”
Noun
A fake or counterfeit thing, typically a replica of something else
“Later, he took the diamond to the jeweler who told him that the diamond was a phoney.”
Noun
Someone whose actions are not consistent with their claimed beliefs
Noun
A person who is dishonest or a criminal
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