Definitions of phoney
  1. adjective
    fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    synonyms: bastard, bogus, fake, phony
    counterfeit, imitative
    not genuine; imitating something superior
  2. noun
    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
    synonyms: dissembler, dissimulator, hypocrite, phony, pretender
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    charmer, smoothie, smoothy, sweet talker
    someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    Tartufe, Tartuffe
    a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
    whited sepulcher, whited sepulchre
    a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous
    type of:
    beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster
    someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
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