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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person who professes beliefs and opinions that he does not hold. Also: Fraudulent.

Usage examples (36)
  • Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you'll find the real tinsel underneath.
  • This phony is an embarrassment to all who have honorably served our country.
  • -- this and other news stories, I'd say that Limbaugh was using the term phony ambiguously.
  • I say that a "phony" is a person who pretends to be what he or she is not, excluding actors and clowns. for more
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