Synonyms of phoney in English:

phoney


See definition of phoney

adjective

1‘he gave a phoney address’

SYNONYMS

bogus, not genuine, sham, false, fake, fraudulent, forged, feigned, counterfeit, so-called, spurious, pseudo

imitation, man-made, mock, ersatz, artificial, synthetic, manufactured, simulated, reproduction, replica, facsimile, dummy, model, toy

make-believe, pretended, contrived, affected, insincere

informal pretend, put-on

British informal, dated cod

ANTONYMS

authentic, genuine


noun

1‘the doctor's a phoney’

SYNONYMS

impostor, sham, fake, fraud, mountebank, quack, cheat, swindler, fraudster, confidence trickster, defrauder, hoaxer, bluffer, pretender, masquerader, charlatan, rogue, scoundrel

informal con man, con artist

dated confidence man

2‘the diamond's a phoney’

SYNONYMS

counterfeit, fake, forgery, sham, hoax, imitation, copy, reproduction, replica, facsimile, dummy, model, toy