Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun phony

1 sense of phony

Sense 1
hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoney, pretender -- (a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives)
       => deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker -- (someone who leads you to believe something that is not true)

Antonyms of adj phony

1 sense of phony

Sense 1
bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard -- (fraudulent; having a misleading appearance)

INDIRECT (VIA counterfeit) -> genuine, echt -- (not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather")

Similarity of adj phony

1 sense of phony

Sense 1
bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard -- (fraudulent; having a misleading appearance)
       => counterfeit (vs. genuine), imitative -- (not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince")

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