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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The quality or state of being not real or genuine, The quality or state of being insincere or deceitful.

Usage examples (30)
  • More political phoniness from the Palin camp. prairiedale
  • For Biden, the story encapsulated all the "phoniness" of the endless debate of America's role overseas.
  • Confused and disillusioned, he searches for truth and rails against the "phoniness" of the adult world.
  • There are no monsters, per se (not counting abstract terms such as phoniness and adulthood) but I can definitely give you the for more
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