1. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
Sentences with phony as an adjective:
- A good jeweler should be able to tell a real stone from a phony one.
1. 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
Sentences with phony as a noun:
- He claims to be a doctor, but he's nothing but a fast-talking phony.
- He's such a phony, he doesn't believe half of what he says.