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Synonyms for phoney

Synonyms for phoney

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


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The Raffles Boys have been out of the limelight for a while so the handicapper should be lenient, and given a decent draw and favourable conditions we might just give Old Phoney a run for his money this time.
Phoney traditions, phoney flags, and what I can call phoney Welsh.
This is the first volume of a fantasy epic starring the Bone cousins--Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone--who leave Boneville rather quickly after Phoney Bone's campaign for mayor, which involves 50-foot balloons and bad prunes, causes a riot.
And I think perhaps we can say the same for long-time Ten To Follow leader Phoney Tradesmen.
The Phoney Tony smile is characterised by clenched teeth through either open or closed mouth, with cold eyes.
More than 101,300 phoney items, with a street value of over pounds 1m were seized over the summer.
I DON'T know anybody who can stand the phoney accented Cilla Black.