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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - 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 adj. - Fraudulent.

Usage examples (34)
  • What this means is that we need to expose what I call the phoney anti-capitalism of environmentalists and anti-globalisationists.
  • Their love affair with this hypocritical phoney is sickening.
  • Ieuan 00: 58 7/Nov/08 GMT well the Brits themselves had little to do with the war before spring 1940 as well (it was called a phoney war).
  • Cameron scores a direct hit with his "phoney" jibe for more
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