phony (comparative phonier, superlative phoniest)
- Fraudulent; fake; having a misleading appearance.
- A good jeweler should be able to tell a real stone from a phony one.
- Georgian: ცრუ (cru), ყალბი (q̇albi)
- German: gefälscht (de),
- Hebrew: מזויף
- Italian: falso (it), fasullo (it)
- Japanese: 偽 (ja) (にせ, nise), 贋 (ja) (にせ, nise), 偽物の (にせものの, nisemono no)
- Portuguese: falso (pt), de araque
- Russian: фальши́вый (ru) m (falʹšívyj), подде́льный (ru) m (poddélʹnyj), ненастоя́щий (ru) m (nenastojáščij)
- Spanish: falso (es)
- Swedish: falsk (sv), oäkta (sv)
phony (plural phonies)
- A person who assumes an identity or quality other than their own.
- He claims to be a doctor, but he's nothing but a fast-talking phony.
- A person who professes beliefs or opinions that they do not hold.
- He's such a phony, he doesn't believe half of what he says.
a person who assumes an identity or quality other than their own
a person who professes beliefs or opinions that they do not hold