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phoney

  
,   (esp. U.S.)   phony  
Informal  
      adj   , -nier, -niest  
1    not genuine; fake  
2    (of a person) insincere or pretentious  
      n   pl   , -neys, -nies  
3    an insincere or pretentious person  
4    something that is not genuine; a fake  
     (C20: origin uncertain)  
  phoneyness     (esp. U.S.)  
  phoniness      n  
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phoney

  
1   
      adj   affected, assumed, bogus, counterfeit, ersatz, fake, false, forged, imitation, pseudo     (informal)   put-on, sham, spurious, trick  
2   
      n   counterfeit, fake, faker, forgery, fraud, humbug, impostor, pretender, pseud     (informal)   sham  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   authentic, bona fide, genuine, original, real, sincere, unaffected, unassumed, unfeigned  

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phone, phony, phon, phoner

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