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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishphonypho‧ny /ˈfəʊni $ ˈfoʊ-/ adjective  x-refthe usual American spelling of phoneysee thesaurus at false
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phonyHis outsider image, to start with, is phony.Many such claims in the Middle East are phony.On many other cuts, though, he goofs around in a self- deprecating way that actually seems phony.There was, however, nothing phony about his powers of connoisseurship, and looking at pictures with him was fascinating.Was the card a phony card?a phony driver's licensea phony Italian accentWas the number a phony number?He has scheduled a phony parliamentary election for October 15, and his own term expires next year.People have been peddling phony weight-loss elixirs since before the turn of the century.
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