adverb see phony I

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  • phonily — ˈfōnəlē adverb : in a phony manner : spuriously phonily flamboyant amours and impossible deeds of derring do C.J.Rolo * * * phonily, phoniness see phoney, phony a. and n …   Useful english dictionary

  • phonily — phoney (also phony) informal ► ADJECTIVE (phonier, phoniest) ▪ not genuine. ► NOUN (pl. phoneys or phonies) ▪ a fraudulent person or thing. DERIVATIVES phonily adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • phonily — See phony. * * * …   Universalium

  • phonily — adverb In a phony way, or to a phony extent See Also: phoniness …   Wiktionary

  • phonily — pho·ni·ly …   English syllables

  • phony — phonily, adv. phoniness, n. /foh nee/, adj., phonier, phoniest, n., pl. phonies, v., phonied, phonying. adj. 1. not real or genuine; fake; counterfeit: a phony diamond. 2. false or deceiving; not truthful; concocted: a phony explanation. 3.… …   Universalium

  • phony — I. adjective also phoney (phonier; est) Etymology: perhaps alteration of fawney gilded brass ring used in the fawney rig, a confidence game, from Irish fáinne ring, from Old Irish ánne more at anus Date: 1900 not genuine or real: as a. (1)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phoniness — See phonily. * * * …   Universalium

  • bogusly — adverb In a bogus way; phonily …   Wiktionary

  • 虚情假意 — xūqíng jiǎyì [phonily affection; pretended friendship false display of affection; hypocritical show of friendship] 虚假的情意。 形容不真诚, 做作 那妖精巧言花语, 虚情假意地答道: ... 《西游记》 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

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