phoniest
phony pho"ny (f[=o]"n[=e]), a. [Also spelled {phoney}.] [Compar. {phonier}; superl. {phoniest}.] 1. imitating something superior; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine; counterfeit; fake; as, a phony diamond; a phony hundred-dollar bill.

Syn: bogus, counterfeit, fake. [PJC]

2. pretending to be other than one is; putting on false appearances; insincere; hypocritical; -- of people. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • phoniest — phoney pho ney (f[=o] n[=e]), a. [Also spelled {phony}.] [Compar. {phonier}; superl. {phoniest}.] 1. imitating something superior; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine; counterfeit; fake; as, a phoney… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phoniest — pho·ny || fəʊnɪ n. something fake, counterfeit object adj. fake, fraudulent, counterfeit, not authentic (also spelled phoney) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • phoney — pho ney (f[=o] n[=e]), a. [Also spelled {phony}.] [Compar. {phonier}; superl. {phoniest}.] 1. imitating something superior; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine; counterfeit; fake; as, a phoney diamond; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phoney — phony pho ny (f[=o] n[=e]), a. [Also spelled {phoney}.] [Compar. {phonier}; superl. {phoniest}.] 1. imitating something superior; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine; counterfeit; fake; as, a phony… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phonier — phoney pho ney (f[=o] n[=e]), a. [Also spelled {phony}.] [Compar. {phonier}; superl. {phoniest}.] 1. imitating something superior; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine; counterfeit; fake; as, a phoney… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phonier — phony pho ny (f[=o] n[=e]), a. [Also spelled {phoney}.] [Compar. {phonier}; superl. {phoniest}.] 1. imitating something superior; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine; counterfeit; fake; as, a phony… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phony — phoney pho ney (f[=o] n[=e]), a. [Also spelled {phony}.] [Compar. {phonier}; superl. {phoniest}.] 1. imitating something superior; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine; counterfeit; fake; as, a phoney… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phony — pho ny (f[=o] n[=e]), a. [Also spelled {phoney}.] [Compar. {phonier}; superl. {phoniest}.] 1. imitating something superior; intended to deceive; fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; not genuine; counterfeit; fake; as, a phony diamond; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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