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phoneyadjective

(phonier, phoniest) informal disapproving (US also phony) uk   /ˈfəʊ.ni/  us   /ˈfoʊ-/
not ​sincere or not ​real: All ​salespeopleseem to have the same phoney ​smile. He gave the ​police a phoney ​address.
phoney
noun [C] uk   us  
I don't ​trust him - I ​think he's a phoney.
(Definition of phoney from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “phoney”
in Spanish falso, fingido…
in Vietnamese giả mạo…
in Malaysian dibuat-buat…
in Thai ซึ่งหลอกลวง…
in Chinese (Simplified) 虚伪的, 假冒的,伪造的…
in Turkish sahte, uydurma, düzmece…
in Russian ложный, липовый…
in Indonesian palsu…
in Chinese (Traditional) 虛偽的, 假冒的,偽造的…
in Polish fałszywy…
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