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What is another word for phony?

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Adjective
Made in exact imitation of something with the intention to deceive or defraud
“Then she found out his identification papers were fake, and then hers turned out to be phony, too.”
Adjective
Concocted with the intention to deceive or mislead
“Political prisoners include those who were arrested on phony charges.”
Adjective
Having no basis in truth or reality, especially when intended to deceive
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“If the debtor seems to be seeking to evade the debt with a phony excuse, be prepared to call the debtor on his or her actions.”
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Unnatural or artificial in one's mannerisms or behavior
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“She insisted with a phony laugh, and Karl gave her a dubious glare across the table.”
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Characterized by a lack of sincerity
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“Insincere praise suggests that you think the recipient is naive enough to believe in your phony compliments.”
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Not likely to be true or to happen
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Subject to dispute or questions
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Arousing scornful pity or contempt, often due to miserable inadequacy
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Having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.
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Noun
A person who is not who they claim to be, usually for underhanded reasons
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“He was such a phony, but he wanted to be real, unlike the marketeer, who was a phony but was comfortable being one.”
Noun
A fraudulent imitation of something else
“The newspaper clipping turned out to be a phony. It was printed in a Long Beach print shop on the orders of a customer who paid cash and didn't give his name.”
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The state or condition of being grandiose
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One who causes trouble, especially one who does so deliberately
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A person with an inconstant behavior and can quickly adjust to new circumstances
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A thing intended to simulate or copy something else
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A trick played on someone, typically as a joke
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A display of behavior, usually meant to deceive
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Verb
To imitate fraudulently, or to create a fake copy of
“How easy is it to phony up a false ID?”
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To come up with a false account or representation of something
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