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1. dissembler, dissimulator, hypocrite, phoney, phony, pretender

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


2. bastard, bogus, fake, phoney, phony

fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

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adjective -nier or -niestnoun plural -nies
a variant spelling (esp US) of phoney

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adjectiveWord forms: ˈphonier or ˈphoniest
1.  Informal
not genuine; false, counterfeit, spurious, pretentious, etc.
nounWord forms: plural ˈphonies Informal
something not genuine; sham; fake
a person who is not what he or she pretends to be; one who deceives, dissembles, is insincere, etc.; fraud

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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Sound: telephony.
adj. pho·ni·er, pho·ni·est
1. Not genuine or real; sham or counterfeit: a phony credit card; a phony beard.
2. Spurious, deceptive, or false: a phony excuse.
3. Fraudulent, deceitful, or dishonest: a phony expert in investing.
n. pl. pho·nies also pho·neys
1. A fraudulent or dishonest person.
2. Something that is not genuine; a fake.

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