Đồng nghĩa của phony

Alternative for phony

phonies, phoney, phonier, phoniest

Đồng nghĩa: bastard, bogus, dissembler, dissimulator, fake, hypocrite, phoney, pretender,

Adjective

Made in exact imitation of something valuable with the intention to deceive or defraud
bogus counterfeit fake false forged inauthentic queer sham snide spurious unauthentic deceiving deceptive ersatz imitation mannered pretentious trick phoney misleading fraudulent faked delusory delusive untrue fabricated mock fictitious fishy feigned wrong specious unfounded copied pseudo incorrect affected assumed erroneous unsound pirate simulated invalid framed falsified invented beguiling deluding made-up sophistical deceitful not genuine pirated fallacious contrived Hollywood plant bent brummagem put-on crock concocted mistaken inaccurate supposititious dummy illogical suppositious baseless sophistic won't fly soft shell not kosher dishonest trumped-up unreal cooked-up made up pretended two-faced pretend apocryphal inexact flawed casuistic factitious distorted artificial synthetic faulty pseud knock-off imprecise unsubstantiated unproven groundless imaginary insincere illusory cod ungrounded mad unreasoned off without foundation reasonless way off trumped up cooked up doctored bootlegged manufactured unreasonable irrational misinformed misguided lying devised reproduction foundationless adopted improvised copy dicey ill-founded iffy uncorroborated unsupported duplicate quasi dodgy substitute way off beam off beam without basis full of holes replica copycat non-existent unoriginal ungenuine crooked dud plausible credible presumptive likely captious colorable vain hollow nugatory probable apparent sophisticated ostensible empty presumable seeming flattering ostentatious meretricious idle seemingly correct apparently right plausible but wrong untruthful counterfactual improper truthless misrepresentative colored coloured

Adjective

Unnatural, artificial or fake in nature
false fake artificial bogus sham spurious mock feigned simulated pretended affected pseudo assumed unnatural contrived forced plastic factitious strained mechanical put-on phoney counterfeit pretend imitation insincere fraudulent ersatz forged dummy faux faked substitute manufactured synthetic make-believe cod inauthentic fictitious laboured hollow so-called unauthentic imitative man-made mimic labored fabricated specious deceptive mannered stilted not genuine put on fakey stiff overdone dud invalid studied snide ostensible misleading pseud hokey reproduction superficial replica meretricious unreal made-up exaggerated unconvincing wooden quasi- actorly queer worthless self-conscious untrue facsimile phony-baloney overripe overworked professed apparent seeming improvised unspontaneous theatrical avowed imaginary ham hammy pseudonymous hoax constrained trumped-up counterfeited imitated adulterine pirate quack quasi manmade deceitful phoney-baloney rehearsed campy unqualified surface elaborate planned model toy derivative dishonest chemical cast invented concocted overblown fallacious mealymouthed imagined falsie apish adopted nonnatural dissembling fishy framed apocryphal bum ungenuine bent glib deceiving purported manipulated far-fetched fixed recherche voulu staged hyped up made makeshift constructed virtual wannabe wrong would-be self-styled posed rigid inflexible grudging bound binding conscripted slave begrudging stringent coercive forcible outward low-quality poor-quality shoddy inferior low-grade double-dealing alleged not real not legit not kosher posey engineered overly planned stagy unsatisfactory substandard adulterated hypocritical pretentious pinchbeck as it were to all intents and purposes wreck wired put unglued uptight tight choked taut farfetched awkward conceited playacting melodramatic affectated fraud knock off copied gingerbread bluffing shammed falsified supposed masked lying impostrous in name only charlatan cheating covered concealed dissimulated imposturous in a state hard put nervous wreck strung out at end of rope null cosmetic evident bad nonbinding inoperative null and void not binding uncollectible nugatory void illegal nonvalid posturing trick not what it is cracked up to be pseudo- nominal semi- copycat near supposititious repro machine-made non-natural human-made mimetic practice trial echoic experimental representative copy pirated duplicate unoriginal crooked apparently partly supposedly seemingly not found in nature not existing in nature ostensive reported

Adjective

Characterized by a lack of sincerity
insincere hypocritical fake pretended feigned artificial backhanded unctuous counterfeit mealy mealymouthed jive double Pecksniffian lip two-faced double-dealing double-faced phoney-baloney phony-baloney Janus-faced left-handed phoney deceptive duplicitous false dissembling lying deceitful faithless fraudulent dishonest snide hollow untruthful spurious treacherous disingenuous perfidious mendacious unreliable canting shifty specious pretentious jivey unnatural glib affected feigning oily deluding smooth pharisaical fishy sly pharisaic devious smooth-spoken smooth-tongued pietistic sanctimonious self-righteous captious moralistic caviling bland pious assuming untrue deceiving cavilling untrustworthy disloyal underhand slick guileful crafty knavish tricky underhanded evasive dissimulating unfaithful assumed inauthentic put-on ambidextrous crooked cheating cunning sneaky sharp shady sham indirect bent pretend foxy slippery unscrupulous unprincipled fast rogue back-stabbing mock goody-goody formal holier-than-thou mala fide hypocritic Tartuffian Pharisaic Pharisaical double-crossing dual artful beguiling backstabbing misleading ironic exaggerated overdone ambiguous dubious cynical swindling equivocal paradoxical cryptic enigmatic sardonic double dealing not candid lacking sincerity not frank criminal uncertain pseud illegal corrupt illicit dishonourable unlawful with tongue in cheek dirty defrauding unethical unfair unjust bogus scheming double-meaning double-edged shonky dodgy Machiavellian subtle pseudo bamboozling forged dishonorable against the law falsified imitation slim hollow-hearted Punic false-hearted truthless oblique rascal plausible insidious roguish catchy astucious designing off bum seeming serpentine imposturous wily traitorous recreant two-timing fickle inconstant adulterous unloyal calculating rascally undependable treasonable villainous renegade base apostate conniving treasonous furtive astute stealthy clandestine fallacious betraying low snake in the grass unsound scoundrelly forsworn falsehearted venal malicious foul mythomaniac malevolent perjured wicked delusive mean subversive seditious dissident backstabby wormlike unpatriotic snaky doubting disreputable flighty unbelieving unconverted sceptical fluctuating skeptical wavering unstable capricious changeful changeable immoral amoral malfeasant uncandid hoodwinking bluffing sinister sneaking backbiting elusive unfrank unveracious terminologically inexact not entirely truthful economical with the truth

Adjective

Subject to dispute or questions
suspicious dubious questionable irregular queer doubtful fishy suspect dishonest disputable dubitable untrustworthy debatable doubtable equivocal odd strange murky phoney problematic shady unreliable dodgy farfetched funny problematical shaky corrupt criminal dark mysterious peculiar shonky unusual different under suspicion not kosher not quite right rings untrue of doubtful honesty open to doubt out of line open to question too much won't wash iffy uncertain unlikely arguable improbable shifty undependable unsure flimsy implausible incredible far-fetched moot controversial ambiguous unclear underhand indecisive bent disreputable unconvincing fantastic preposterous unbelievable illogical unsupported unfounded contentious unrealistic bizarre chancy incoherent unproven open unsound tenuous unsettled weak nebulous unsubstantiated open to debate unsavoury deceitful dishonourable nefarious crafty unprincipled fraudulent unscrupulous crooked cryptic clouded borderline indeterminate inconclusive off unlawful illegal potentially illegal potentially dishonest unsavory devious mootable dishonorable macabre unapt puzzling tricky in question in doubt pseudo potentially dangerous ridiculous thin thick potentially false suspected enigmatic unsubstantial ungrounded controvertible up in the air negotiable paradoxical issuable challenging precarious open to suspicion exaggerated outlandish groundless not reliable not dependable sub judice fanciful misleading overblown baseless unwarranted unreasonable far from certain up for grabs sensational embellished untrue fabricated absurd outrageous false untruthful extravagant spurious untested speculative unverified ill-founded unjustifiable unestablished conjectural unconfirmed unjustified unattested uncorroborated nonsensical impossible spectacular ludicrous laughable hyperbolic farcical presumed assumed not validated mind-boggling unimaginable embroidered inconceivable distorted incongruous histrionic foundationless without basis invalid nonvalid without foundation beyond belief tall cock and bull hard to swallow blown up far out suppositive indefinite suppositious complicated out of the ordinary not backed up by evidence hard to believe inconsequential strained unnatural forced labored laboured eccentric unbelieveable recondite undecided unresolved vague unknown unpredictable delicate dicey risky undetermined dangerous hazardous hairy contestable perilous unsafe insecure in the balance disputed in dispute inaccurate touch and go unstable rocky sticky obscure difficult parlous pending confused fallible touch-and-go awkward up for discussion wrong open to discussion hazy treacherous yet to be decided apocryphal tight undefined incalculable contested sensitive inexact betwixt and between the jury's out bone of contention critical thorny between sixes and sevens between rock and hard place at issue unauthenticated unconcluded ticklish specious fake unsteady marginal unforeseeable incorrect mistaken defective erroneous deceptive slippery tough contingent contended exceptionable inexplicit troublesome indistinct opaque perplexing flakey sham flaky unascertained touchy not definite imprecise subject to debate indistinguishable shadowy unanswered wide of the mark off-target in limbo trying dire prickly bleak vexed unsolved on ice onerous forbidding arduous unpleasant worrying grievous bothersome vexatious irksome upsetting grim knotty taxing hanging by a thread on thin ice on the back burner awful worrisome concerning punishing rough disagreeable distressing ill-defined unfriendly disturbing spartan hostile bitter insubstantial sketchy negligible fragile fictitious mythical legendary unspecific insignificant concerned troubled worried anxious apprehensive disquieted enigmatical tenebrous unintelligible muddy clear as dishwater outstanding cliffhanging suspenseful uncanonical tentative unclassifiable riddling ambivalent imaginary made-up at risk in jeopardy in danger peripheral frontier bordering hidden a controversial subject not yet established a live issue a moot point empty misinformed misguided undisclosed a matter of opinion open for discussion yet to be settled not yet settled arcane abstruse invented ungenuine fictional allonymous counterfeit concealed hesitant confusing muffled gnarly intangible indiscernible wavering irresolute equivocating trumped-up blear elusive vacillating unchancy erratic fluctuant to be decided capricious fraught with danger high-risk in no man's land disputatious falsified fallacious divisive polemical provocative tendentious emotive polemic debateable debated hot heated notorious unknowable undivinable random arbitrary under discussion hot-button wobbly chance unhealthy hit-or-miss hit-and-miss hanging in the balance hit and miss built on sand on a slippery slope out on a limb unprovable occult hypothetical not obvious under examination under advisement

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Unable to be conceived or imagined
inconceivable incredible unbelievable unimaginable unthinkable impossible mind-boggling incomprehensible staggering beyond belief unheard-of unknowable unimagined fantastic fantastical implausible incredulous ludicrous preposterous ridiculous uncompelling unconceivable unconvincing absurd extraordinary imcomprehensible improbable incogitable insupposable mind-blowing out of the question rare reachy scarcely credible strange thin unlikely unsubstantial weak extremely doubtful extremely implausible extremely unlikely beyond reason extremely difficult to believe full of it won't fly won't wash hard to swallow beyond the bounds of possibility not in the least likely not to be thought of questionable amazing astonishing fanciful outlandish unreal infeasible reaching flimsy harebrained flakey dubious kooky screwy flaky cockeyed lamebrained cockamamie scatterbrained doubtful suspect fishy far-fetched eye-popping jaw-dropping cock-and-bull past belief for the birds difficult to believe open to doubt full of holes too much won't hold water phoney astounding breathtaking miraculous exceptional unreasonable singular fabulous wonderful stunning unique unheard of feeble remarkable unusual illogical unrealistic poor phenomenal marvellous stupendous awesome wondrous unpersuasive marvelous uncommon inadequate obscure tenuous surprising sensational farfetched untenable prodigious lame false tall remote overwhelming eye-opening spectacular not likely unprecedented cock and bull unsound outstanding undreamed-of puzzling unsatisfactory problematic thrilling tremendous outrageous strained debatable laboured groundless fallacious incongruous shallow pathetic labored undreamed of slight far out superficial hard to believe iffy hard to take out of the ordinary magnificent ineffable unspeakable unparalleled shaky untold unutterable unordinary nonsensical unacceptable superlative specious brilliant surpassing exciting unthought of terrific stellar insufficient highly unlikely frivolous unusually good extravagant controvertible unimpressive dishonest trifling awful portentous sublime sketchy transparent baseless intense faint ungrounded inane wishful slim out of this world too good to be true contemptible assailable weakly striking stupefying awe-inspiring impressive beyond the realm of reason mind-altering hallucinatory outside chance meagre meager psychedelic unplausible trivial unforeseen unexpected indescribable inapprehensible likely uncertain contrary untoward insubstantial paltry unthought-of unhoped-for unanticipated unsuspected undreamt-of unlooked-for vague flawed irrational bewildering supernatural confounding not understandable not on insupportable less likely contradictory faulty nebulous unsubstantiated inconclusive exaggerated inept puerile unapt fascinating legendary immense threadbare beyond wildest dreams beyond possibility amazeballs unsustainable unsupportable invalid irreconcilable senseless indefensible spurious hollow rad exceeding notable extraordinaire especial peculiar odd atypical preternatural unwonted abnormal aberrated aberrant freak uncustomary anomalous better than expected impracticable hundred-to-one vapid misleading overblown beyond your wildest dreams supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ineffectual forced ponderous airy illegitimate unreasoning nutty wacky vain inconsequent inconsequential nonrational fatuous unfounded unreasoned substantial huge great embellished fabricated suspicious dubitable untruthful untrue out-of-this-world weak-kneed flat uncredible not expected top drawer beyond one's wildest dreams shady laughable bizarre hyperbolic farcical incoherent extra special novel new unfamiliar unknown stimulating self-contradictory off the wall slim and none rings phony stirring exhilarating rousing electrifying distorted disputable undependable equivocal untrustworthy embroidered histrionic arguable unreliable inspiring intoxicating not able to hold water half-baked not convincing galvanizing blown up shocking fresh unaccustomed offensive extreme undiscovered original charged exhilarative electric galvanic complicated kicky unsung unremarked disgraceful ground-breaking unregarded unexampled outside unsupported erroneous little-known unrenowned nameless marginal off rip-roaring galvanising mind-bending heart-stopping hair-raising unbacked little known moving cherished special touching perfect magical dicey fractional distant frail slender imperceptible diminished minute negligible nominal tiny isolated small fragile inconsiderable never before encountered ill-founded lacking substance

Adjective

Having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.
conceited arrogant pompous proud egotistical vain egotistic vainglorious haughty smug egoistic overweening egoistical superior cocky supercilious narcissistic snobbish prideful important bigheaded uppity snooty egocentric boastful biggity swellheaded uppish biggety complacent swaggering assured consequential snotty chesty immodest cocksure strutting egomaniac peacockish loudmouth windbag boast brag conceity gall ham phoney self-important stuck-up self-satisfied self-conceited self-opinionated swollen-headed toffee-nosed puffed up big-headed self-regarding self-loving high and mighty self-centered self-centred self-congratulatory full of oneself self-admiring stuck up know-it-all above oneself full of yourself pleased with oneself smart-alecky in love with oneself snot-nosed too big for your boots think too highly of oneself think a lot of oneself big talking full of hot air have an excessively high opinion of oneself blowing one's own trumpet pretentious presumptuous imperious lofty bumptious disdainful overbearing lordly patronizing condescending cavalier high-and-mighty highfalutin sniffy patronising self-assertive huffy high-handed hifalutin high-hat toplofty selfish opinionated affected bragging toploftical snobby overconfident hoity-toity insolent huffish presuming ostentatious self-absorbed stiff-necked self-asserting aloof domineering self-serving peremptory masterful audacious forward assumptive hubristic contemptuous brash impudent pontifical inflated egomaniacal snippy la-di-da scornful bold self-assured self-seeking cheeky self-obsessed grandiose self-involved elitist blustering self-interested boasting magisterial self-concerned impertinent solipsistic confident pushy self-oriented self-preoccupied self-infatuated fancy-pants bossy bloated self-confident self-contented self-righteous brazen wrapped up in oneself individualistic puffed-up fresh assuming persnickety posh self-affected self-promoting self-engrossed self-adulatory self-glorifying brassy swollen sassy saucy showy swanky aristocratic stuck on oneself flaunting sententious autocratic inner-directed holier-than-thou potty portentous ritzy self-aggrandizing smarty braggart rude orgulous pleased with yourself introverted vaunting stiff dismissive inconsiderate wise guy contumelious nervy la-de-da high-minded blusterous cool wise officious mocking on an ego trip wisenheimer crowing scoffing sneering pontificating puffy self-applauding bombastic flatulent cold-shoulder self-approving jumped up sure personal self-pleased braggy self-indulgent highfaluting proud of oneself putting on airs too big for one's boots high stuffy brassbound foolhardy arch pleased content dictatorial hotshot mannered exclusive chichi thoughtless familiar idiosyncratic unabashed bullish on high horse overfamiliar overbold artificial brazen-faced poncey disrespectful rash bold-faced independent improper inappropriate pert exaggerated impolite subjective obsessive intimate intrinsic isolated big grand remote tony free goody-goody flamboyant individualist megalomaniac shameless high-flown well pleased inward-looking self-respecting too big for your breeches too big for one's breeches too big for one's britches self-complacent self-flattering authoritarian dominating extraverted unreserved self-gratulatory self-dramatizing blustery extroverted uninhibited puffed despotic tyrannical silliness giddy dizzy flighty obnoxious loud priggish standoffish self-opinioned highhanded windy blowhard ranting assertive airy commanding cliquish swanking big-mouthed insufferable ambitious offensively self-assertive flushed throwing one's weight around exultant inborn ingrained inherent reserved distant detached indifferent spectacular magnificent splendid flowery overstated fustian uncaring unthinking indulgent overindulgent over-free relaxed wiseguy smart grandstanding nose in the air blowing one's own horn flip pushful think one is the cat's whiskers think one is God's gift think one is the cat's pyjamas on one's high horse looking after number one on a high horse in love with yourself self-contained boldfaced barefaced procacious unblushing malapert on your high horse too big for your britches hot stuff insensitive inward looking self-minded impetuous uncivil overhasty precipitate previous premature hasty self-sufficient having a swelled head wrapped up with oneself temerarious daredevil reckless madcap presumptive self-aggrandising cock-a-hoop tolerant free-and-easy swollen with pride highfalutin' well-pleased on ego trip proud of yourself happy flushed with success riding for a fall heedless overoptimistic careless like a cat that has swallowed the canary gratified I'm all right, Jack like the cat that's got the cream throwing one's weight about satisfied contented serene refined triumphant gloating high falutin unconcerned obsequious genteel contrived precious schmaltzy campy heading for a fall lah-di-dah extravagant overambitious flashy high falutin' upper-class conspicuous easy-going self-possessed resting on your laurels tinselly kitschy like the cat that got the cream gone Hollywood over-refined unique original full of airs and graces posey flaunty elaborate heroic pseudo specious sophomoric pseud poseur unorthodox nonconformist unconventional atypical uncommon off-centre singular individual dicty hollow feigned hyperventilated put-on stilted gaudy splashy arty swank too-too fake characteristic distinctive unconstrained bohemian special groundbreaking pioneering unfettered liberated eccentric untrammelled typical free-spirited freethinking particular strange peculiar odd maverick self-reliant arty-farty chi-chi untrammeled positive certain jaunty smart aleck smart guy smarty pants lippy irreverent discourteous flippant insubordinate bold as brass mouthy blatant brass-necked insulting fearless arrant unmannerly brave forceful ill-mannered offensive unshrinking daring aggressive defiant crude gritty bad-mannered mannerless authoritative facetious plucky courageous mischievous obtrusive dauntless ballsy gutsy undaunted out-of-line out of line cute spunky smart-aleck unafraid smarty-pants smart-arsed oppressive abusive thrusting disparaging intrepid valiant unflinching smart-assed gallant off-base intrusive crusty dashing game sarcastic crass unembarrassed unashamed offhand impulsive derisive dogmatic outrageous ungracious flagrant tactless mettlesome harsh pushing valorous in-your-face breezy doughty stout strident lionhearted heavy-handed iron-handed meddlesome tyrannous autocratical tyrannic stouthearted aweless as bold as brass imperative ill-bred undiplomatic feisty stout-hearted playful loudmouthed gutty witty jocular glib jokey hotheaded whimsical tongue-in-cheek frivolous impolitic funny humorous ridiculous silly impish sardonic satirical arbitrary comical shocking snippety iconoclastic brazenfaced carefree bright sacrilegious profane impious blasphemous untactful vivacious loud-mouthed poised stalwart unblenching repressive undemocratic spirited draconian enterprising forthright composed willful rigid inflexible wilful irreverential unhallowed ungodly unholy manful bald-faced coarse unmannered prying interfering meddling nosy strict severe bantam uncalled-for venturous unhandsome greathearted heroical anti-democratic over-assertive disgracious dominant have-a-go insistent undauntable smart alecky go-ahead coming on strong icy perky naughty lacking civility bad mannered temeritous autarchic undisguised driven combative volatile weisenheiming smart-mouthed casual clever inane subjugating controlling chirpy dapper keen unsubtle overassertive direct protrusive nosey busy intruding snoopy effervescent trashy headlong incautious maladroit overfriendly high-pressure fierce go-getting militant meretricious indecent tawdry adventurous wisecracking put down inquisitive incongruous unsuitable frightless overpowering emphatic bare-faced steely unworried unapprehensive ironhanded coercive bullying indomitable sharp-elbowed iron-fisted undismayed wry roguish joking waggish jocose lighthearted droll cutesy jesting venturesome off base impervious fire-eating resolute undisturbed unalarmed overproud lion-hearted noisy blaring lording it Neronian dogmatical unyielding not backwards in coming forwards mincingly clever blithe grating jarring adventuresome stubborn clamorous crack-the-whip doctrinaire stern firm dictative preponderant imperial demanding regnant ascendant prevalent can-do secure unrepentant unawed piercing raucous tenacious throwing weight around hardy free-swinging nerved peppy emboldened believing expectant expecting well-balanced cacophonous deafening jangling dissonant thundering booming shrill ridiculing jeering amusing depraved dissolute unchaste hardened incorrigible lewd immoral abashless reprobate unaffected abandoned profligate wanton unshamed unprincipled unrestrained ear-splitting vulgar discordant salty fire eating as game as Ned Kelly go for broke hot shot dareful out on a limb taunting jibing curt churlish disagreeable jazzy tinny garish superficial brusque sure of yourself believing in oneself sure of oneself blunt teasing snide denigratory slighting detracting derisory pillorying shallow irresponsible graceless hard high-pitched metallic flirtatious insouciant unpleasant scathing absurd ludicrous cockamamie pathetic lampooning cockamamy caustic laughable risible farcical preposterous derogatory puckish unfearing unabashed by unshakable undaunted by cynical snidey gally sarky light-hearted unchivalrous uncharitable boorish unscared unalarmed by unfrightened uncouth unrefined unladylike uncomplimentary ungenteel loutish ungallant surly sullen oafish indecorous indelicate rough gruff ungentlemanly abrupt underbred inaffable sharp ignorant short crabbed yokelish bounderish for the birds having nerves of steel not scared

Noun

A person who is not who they claim to be, usually for underhanded reasons
fraud charlatan fake impostor pretender hoaxer sham humbug quack mountebank faker fakir imposter ringer quacksalver phoney deceiver cheat trickster dissembler swindler con artist fraudster masquerader cheater actor conman bluffer hypocrite dissimulator confidence man four-flusher rogue shark hoodwinker sharper confidence trickster deluder hustler racketeer scoundrel con man counterfeit grifter chiseller flimflammer double-dealer fabricator liar falsifier defrauder shicer sharp rorter sophist smoothie crook playactor fibber storyteller hoax huckster flimflam man fabulist bunco artist shyster impersonator dodger wolf in sheep's clothing prevaricator equivocator villain imitator knave exploiter con pettifogger magsman illywhacker plant twister perjurer defalcator maligner misleader pharisee fabler backslider casuist poser pseudo decoy whited sepulchre attitudinizer double-crosser confidence woman rip-off artist rogue trader false witness two-face lip server forgery bilker skinner bilk chiseler scammer finagler tricker scamster sharpy sharpie cozener Tartuffe shammer empiric medicaster plaster saint promoter mimic scorner duper beguiler mocker mechanic forger hoser counterfeiter slicker tregetour con woman con-artist hook two-timer bigot informer malingerer tartuffe feigner evader quibbler pseud hypocritical person Ananias goldbrick schlenter simulator fibster play actor horse trader gold brick inveigler fleecer romancer conniver rascal embezzler victimizer rook spinner of yarns teller of lies teller of untruths thief clip absconder operator gouger jockey enticer bunco bluff scam artist confidence artist confidence operator clip artist canter pietist Pecksniff bluenose Pharisee flip-flopper sanctimonious person Holy Willie creeping Jesus whited sepulcher betrayer sneak snake in the grass joker practical joker smooth operator barricuda prankster slippery customer traitor know-it-all show-off know-all pseudointellectual poseur amateur Judas quisling serpent recreant apostate turncoat backstabber snake incompetent rat pretentious person bungler bumbler blunderer nonprofessional bodger unscrupulous operator cowboy

Noun

The state or condition of being grandiose
grandioseness conceit pomposity vainglory affectation pretension charade disguise fake front hypocrisy ostentation show showboat showiness showoff snobbery splash pompousness grandiosity self-importance put-on big talk false front affectedness pretentiousness pretence vanity pretense inflation bombast snobbishness ego vainness self-love pridefulness pride swellheadedness complacency self-glory complacence self-congratulation smugness vaingloriousness self-esteem self-conceit self-assumption bighead self-opinion conceitedness self-satisfaction self-admiration egotism airs amour propre swelled head posturing posing ostentatiousness attitudinizing artificiality flashiness floweriness grandness grandiloquence portentousness spectacle splendor overstatement display magnificence ceremony grandeur pomp pageantry splendour heroics haughtiness assumption flamboyance arrogance pedantry superiority imperiousness masterfulness presumptuousness showing off consequence loftiness toploftiness peremptoriness superciliousness self-consequence extravagance magniloquence ornateness rhetoric bumptiousness huffiness lordliness turgidity elaborateness hauteur fustian flatulence guyver side la-di-da high horse false claim phoney swagger bluster presumption condescension braggadocio disdain insolence hubris disdainfulness audacity aloofness contemptuousness nerve high-handedness chutzpah brass swank gall cheek boasting overbearance scornfulness priggishness snootiness uppitiness crust overbearingness big-headedness uppishness garishness bragging glitz overconfidence cockiness proudness immodesty flaunting boastfulness contempt brashness scorn vaunting gaudiness fanfaronade exhibitionism flash glitziness rodomontade bravado ritziness swankiness splashiness brag gasconade egoism demonstration exhibition splurge boast vulgarity exaggeration airs and graces tastelessness narcissism hot air swaggering mocking sneering scoffing parading rant insincerity bravura fanfare bigheadedness frippery huff obtrusiveness conspicuousness sense of superiority lavishness loudness theatricality kitschness sense of entitlement self-entitlement exaggerated self-opinion mannerism self-advertisement flashness resplendence splendidness tinsel air overweeningness glamour pizzazz vaunt bad taste gas glamor patronage crowing cockalorum skite self-regard bull parade flourish self-glorification strutting pageant shine razzle-dazzle brassiness pzazz swollen-headedness jazziness grandstand play ego trip affectations meretriciousness tawdriness elitism pose pretensions bossiness pizazz stiffness sententiousness pushiness superior manner patronization exclusiveness snobbism hoity-toitiness superbity dignity dazzle egocentricity sass egomania self-absorption egocentrism self-centredness self-obsession stateliness morgue self-adulation artifice rhodomontade swanking self-praise self-worship selfishness boastful eloquence orotundity feeling of superiority affected ways self-exaltation window-dressing self-centeredness proud flesh inauthenticity play-acting fuss brazenness pretending array self-righteousness self-assuredness high opinion of oneself amour-propre good opinion of oneself self-respect self-interest swashbuckling dishonesty double-dealing deception unnaturalness disingenuousness deceit claptrap twaddle assertion claim avowal prolixity machismo boldness phoniness gassiness babble windiness empty words verbosity storming daring blowing talk raging bluff fuming railing swelling bold manner bullying guts empty talk idle words trappings braggart regalia tall talk fancy talk attire apparatus dress turnout get-up raiment insignia garb ritual exhibit exposure scheme example sample arrayal revelation presentation act manifestation unfolding layout frame-up blaze exposition arrangement panorama dash panoply expo spread for show

Noun

One who causes trouble, especially one who does so deliberately

Noun

A thing intended to simulate or copy something else
imitation replica reproduction copy fake forgery simulation counterfeit duplication carbon clone copying dummy dupe duplicate echoing facsimile mock reduplication replication sham aping counterfeiting likeness mimicry resemblance apery carbon copy counterpart ditto ersatz image match matching mime mimesis mirroring mock-up parallel paralleling paraphrasing patterning picture reflection representing ringer semblance sendup simulacrum skit substitution takeoff transcription Xerox photocopy double twin mimeo mimeograph mate reprint look-alike doppelganger fetch spit photostat Photostat fellow knockoff close likeness repetition second copycat coordinate exact likeness germination recurrence analog spitting image correlate replacement pirate companion reciprocal counterscript lookalike similarity spare stat mirror image analogue alter ego repro obverse chip off the old block dead ringer phoney model representation print spit and image living image miniature mirror portrait transcript offprint effigy photograph impression ectype cast archetype impersonation hard copy equivalent imprint microfiche study pattern Doppelganger tracing type dead spit echo equal rubbings stand-in chip off old block fax coequal peer impersonator rival perfect likeness pair like half compeer knock-off embodiment very spit complement reiteration renewal recreation corollary partner xerox shadow flimsy repeat appearance Doppelgänger simulacre exemplification figure portrayal personification evil twin figurine symbol statuette statue icon exact duplicate eidetic image living picture very image other half mirror-image sculpture exact match version spawn substitute doubling multiple autotype telefax telecopy sample correspondent similitude second self surrogate pendant mimic homologue identical twin fraternal twin Siamese twin form facsimile reproduction sub marionette document transmission message approximation homolog act-alike emulation reproduce velox virtual reality look alike reenactment multiplication revival generation reprinting pic X-ray increase toy carved figure one of a pair peas in a pod two of a kind one and the same two peas in pod rerun replay redo reprise image of picture of exact counterpart iteration xerox copy brother recap recapitulation reshowing electronic message look-alike computer stub counterfoil genetic copy better half illustration reappearance backup sketch drawing demonstration diagram painting tally bust essence epitome profile façade facade rendering sign portraiture design adumbration manifestation quintessence incarnation paragon exemplar instantiation ikon ideal paradigm characterization actualization avatar soul re-creation mold perfect example textbook example objectification living example mould

Noun

A trick played on someone, typically as a joke
spoof joke trick game hoax bluff leg-pull trickery canard con dido prank quiz deception imposture phoney sham flim-flam swindle fraud scam flimflam humbug cheat put-on ruse sting deceit gyp artifice fast one fake snow job dodge bunco hustle rip-off wile sell con game pretence racket pretense jive imitation whitewash stratagem forgery counterfeit subterfuge shell game dirty trick fabrication con trick feint chicanery stunt fix plant wrong jazz baloney frame double-dealing cozening hoaxing bamboozlement hanky-panky bill of goods fast shuffle dirty pool run around shady deal cover up blind copy practical joke fastie confidence trick rort grift simulation Trojan horse imposition put-up job victimisation victimization fiddle jest diddle kite bunko craft swizzle jape boondoggle chicane misrepresentation device scheme maneuver contrivance manoeuvre reproduction machination set-up confidence game shift lurk wheeze dummy mock-up rig schlenter fetch flanker insincerity hypocrisy lookalike likeness dirty work sellout crocodile tears sweet talk soft soap smoke and mirrors fakery posturing dishonesty falseness cant sanctimoniousness pirate dupe pinchbeck knock-off facade charade act deceptiveness falsity cheating pseudo four-flusher replica sleight make-believe junque gold brick pretext façade phoneyness hypocritical talk hypocritical behaviour kidology codology empty talk Tartufferie phoniness lie dissembling story lies propaganda burlesque faking cover-up fiction play-acting feigning false front smoke whisper rumor tale impersonation masquerade exaggeration rumour fib falsehood falsification invention untruth prevarication red herring porky dissimulation show pork pie whopper fable fairy tale trumped-up story guise ploy myth mendacity pose yarn front tall story cock and bull story fake news alternative fact figment of the imagination terminological inexactitude white lie made-up story fairy story piece of fiction barefaced lie shamming posing little white lie taradiddle tarradiddle flight of fancy tall tale departure from the truth illusion duplicity half-truth pretension porky pie posture bulldust concoction airs appearance stall disguise pretentiousness figment expedient semblance affectation smokescreen fraudulence fantasy gambit display veneer playacting acting hogwash cover false display imagination gimmick deceitfulness simulacrum hokum tactic mask fancy veil cloak ostentation fallacy evasion crock misstatement phantasy tokenism distortion line decoy distraction self-deception lying pretending bait affectedness delusion treachery artificiality snare lip service dissemblance bluffing guile inaccuracy misinformation move perjury disinformation plot false colours piousness gossip unreality snobbery pretensions air inflation grandiosity superciliousness twist setup shakedown excuse a put-on side pageant plan snootiness uppishness extortion blackmail a put-up job cunning plan urban myth crooked deal game plan urban legend going Hollywood showing off unnatural imitation airs and graces cock-and-bull story assumed manners putting on airs false excuse play shuffling routine gag schtick hoodwinking farce pantomime parody bluster intrigue daydreaming dream duck bunk claptrap ramp false statement travesty mockery bragging bravado bombast dreaming romancing figment of one's imagination opus artefact artifact work caper deviousness remarkable story big lie half truth fraudulent scheme conspiracy theory economy with the truth false show idle boast mimicry one for the birds lip devotion lip praise hypocritical respect mouthing lip reverence smooth talk hollow words unctuousness token agreement lip worship lip homage mouth honor tongue in cheek false report untruism fibbery mock attack refuge exploitation swizz song and dance snow boast braggadocio jiving false pretense dumb act sucker game double-cross hosing attention-grabber lure deviation disturbance distractor commotion diversion interruption sharp practice fallaciousness mere show roguery knavery role-playing hollowness untruthfulness impression stealing frame-up embezzlement false colors fictitiousness erroneousness inexactness attitude performance angle switch scenario curveball jig shenanigans perfidy unveracity stance curve ball false face smoke screen false clue fool's errand false trail wild-goose chase diversionary tactic misleading clue double cross spuriousness incorrectness uncandidness disingenuousness speciousness feeling misperception chaser hamming dissimilation foxiness wiliness disguising counterfeiting cunningness crookedness cunning dupery crookery craftiness cozenage concealing masking guilefulness strategy attitudinizing booby trap arrogance sanctimony bilk mare's-nest ride malarkey wrinkle catch trap shuck false impression hiding concealment shrouding veiling pietism oldest trick in the book suppression camouflage design false appearance deceptive appearance shuck and jive putting on an act Pharisaism system pomposity hypocriticalness affected piety pecksniffery pharisaicalness tactics method fibs improvisation venture programme arrangement project machinations program manoeuvring conspiracy blueprint novel romance nonsense legend lack of veracity enterprise maneuvering creativity storytelling narration sham holiness pious platitudes hypocritical statement false piety crafty designs course of action road map secret plan ground plan plan of action line of action master plan grand design narrative literature anecdote book hooey potboiler unrealism nonfiction clothesline drama cliff-hanger creative writing work of fiction best seller short story work of imagination figment of imagination works of fiction fish story short stories made up story hyperbole backbiting detraction swindling duping quackery charlatanry hocus-pocus

Noun

A display of behavior, usually meant to deceive
act front show pose pretence facade fake posture sham affectation charade guise masquerade feigning appearance attitude bluff counterfeit display dissimulation performance disguise façade hoax posturing pretense semblance shamming stance subterfuge veneer airs dissemblance fabrication falsification playacting posing chaser con dissimilation feint hamming phoney ploy simulation stall a put-on a put-up job false display false front make-believe soft soap sweet talk play-acting put-on shuck and jive mask veil cloak face air deception fakery pretension cover look illusion exterior imitation trick faking artifice gloss trickery pretentiousness impression simulacrum window dressing pretext mien color screen smokescreen impersonation colour deceit false colors expression bearing aspect cover-up mannerism ruse falsehood ostentation insincerity carriage role demeanour figure pageant image demeanor showing humbug acting dress false show invention camouflage parody public image attitudinizing manner affectedness dissembling artificiality excuse countenance mockery disguisement phoniness schtick coloring window-dressing imposture colouring snobbery hokum pretensions inflation grandiosity superciliousness outside mimicry false pretense aura exaggeration side likeness burlesque covering dumb act snootiness uppishness spoof false colours outward appearance fig leaf red herring airs and graces going Hollywood put-up job smoke screen showing off assumed manners unnatural imitation putting on airs parade farce pantomime shuffling routine misrepresentation double-dealing stunt gag evasion misstatement wile layer presentation shell travesty blind light character suggestion positure stand forgery presence claim effect personality identity part false appearance profession jive lie flimflam mummery outward show portrayal sell fiction smoke deportment personation revel costume masking self personage person garb comportment regard form arrogance snow job approximation address set port style persona public face assumed role name resemblance self-deception imagination similitude alikeness seeming mood similarity affinity feel feeling cut of one's jib person's presence fraudulence duplicity cant fraud deceitfulness dishonesty falsity mendacity treachery lying hypocrisy beard fakeness frontage putting on an act kidology imitating copying caricature lack of veracity apery mimicking take-off aping lampoon satire send-up pasquinade pastiche mimetism mocking mimesis stratagem dodge scam cheat swindle fib sting story untruth manoeuvre prevarication maneuver porky gyp machination hustle pork pie whopper fable fairy tale trumped-up story myth bunco device scheme yarn tall story cock and bull story fake news tale alternative fact game figment of the imagination contrivance terminological inexactitude con trick white lie made-up story canard fairy story racket piece of fiction fast one barefaced lie little white lie taradiddle tarradiddle flight of fancy shift tall tale wheeze departure from the truth half-truth cheating porky pie bulldust concoction rip-off fiddle leg-pull rumour con game shell game whitewash figment expedient rumor set-up codology fantasy gambit rort grift fast shuffle confidence trick fastie empty talk dirty pool shady deal hogwash chicanery fix hoaxing gimmick jazz Trojan horse lurk falseness dirty trick deceptiveness tactic propaganda prank fancy fallacy bunko diddle lies crock phantasy tokenism distortion line decoy plant frame wrong baloney sanctimoniousness distraction imposition pretending rig schlenter fetch flanker bait cozening bamboozlement delusion snare hanky-panky lip service bluffing cover up run around Tartufferie bill of goods joke chicane sleight swizzle guile inaccuracy misinformation move perjury disinformation plot piousness craft gossip unreality kite twist setup shakedown boondoggle plan extortion blackmail cunning plan urban myth crooked deal game plan urban legend cock-and-bull story false excuse victimisation victimization sellout play hoodwinking bluster dirty work crocodile tears phoneyness hypocritical talk hypocritical behaviour intrigue daydreaming dream smoke and mirrors duck bunk claptrap ramp practical joke false statement bragging bravado bombast dreaming romancing figment of one's imagination opus artefact artifact work caper deviousness remarkable story big lie half truth fraudulent scheme conspiracy theory economy with the truth idle boast one for the birds lip devotion lip praise hypocritical respect mouthing lip reverence smooth talk hollow words unctuousness token agreement lip worship lip homage mouth honor tongue in cheek quiz dido false report untruism fibbery mock attack refuge exploitation swizz song and dance snow boast braggadocio jiving sucker game double-cross hosing attention-grabber lure deviation disturbance distractor commotion diversion interruption sharp practice fallaciousness mere show roguery knavery role-playing flim-flam hollowness untruthfulness stealing frame-up embezzlement fictitiousness erroneousness inexactness angle switch scenario curveball jig shenanigans perfidy unveracity curve ball false face false clue fool's errand false trail wild-goose chase diversionary tactic misleading clue double cross spuriousness incorrectness uncandidness disingenuousness speciousness misperception foxiness wiliness disguising counterfeiting cunningness crookedness cunning dupery crookery craftiness cozenage concealing guilefulness strategy booby trap sanctimony bilk mare's-nest ride malarkey wrinkle catch trap shuck false impression hiding concealment shrouding veiling pietism oldest trick in the book suppression design deceptive appearance confidence game Pharisaism system pomposity hypocriticalness affected piety pecksniffery pharisaicalness tactics method fibs improvisation venture programme arrangement project machinations program manoeuvring conspiracy blueprint novel romance nonsense legend enterprise maneuvering creativity storytelling narration sham holiness pious platitudes hypocritical statement false piety crafty designs course of action road map secret plan ground plan plan of action line of action master plan grand design narrative literature anecdote book hooey potboiler unrealism nonfiction clothesline drama cliff-hanger creative writing work of fiction best seller short story work of imagination figment of imagination works of fiction fish story short stories made up story hyperbole backbiting detraction swindling duping quackery charlatanry hocus-pocus

Verb

To imitate fraudulently
fake counterfeit forge copy reproduce imitate pirate feign replicate simulate fabricate act like knock off do like sham pretend falsify affect act assume profess dissemble bluff coin clone put on Xerox invent duplicate trace ape pass for stat dupe cheat mimeo do ditto phony up mirror make like go like photocopy photostat xerox mimeograph reduplicate copycat repeat render echo reprint Photostat make a facsimile of run off manifold make a carbon copy of dualize make two of rework make a carbon of do a takeoff make twofold make replica take a photocopy of multiply take off as make a photocopy of repro play resemble do a take-off give the appearance of take off lift parrot conjure up playact feature prevaricate act out make believe suggest go through the motions of misrepresent borrow disguise gloss over put on an act lie create exaggerate pose deceive steal favour equivocate mock up crib concoct favor fence carbon mimic mint impersonate defraud delude circulate bad money make money transcribe scratch copy fraudulently design trump up phoney masquerade dissimulate play-act posture put up a front make out mock let on put it on caricature parody spoof purport devise plagiarize mislead travesty malinger kid send up mime make up play possum put on a front shuck and jive plagiarise make a pretence of rip off make a copy of allege mask claim adopt hide conceal veil cloak imagine burlesque camouflage whitewash print stonewall bootleg front fool emulate poach jive fudge dress up follow sucker play at contrive make-believe be dishonest pinch nick make a show of four-flush put on airs put on a false front monkey go through the motions do a bit hide one's feelings make out like act as if make as if make a Xerox of do an impression of make a replica of infringe the copyright of pretend to be hoax form fib appropriate obscure suppress aspire to beard pull strike pretend to have posture as seem to be recreate profess to have lay it on thick take on suppose make a show make a pretense fake it do a number put up a front of swing the lead represent portray present a false face present a false front copy illegally reproduce illegally doctor double personate aspire redouble fiddle alter fish jazz cozen hoodwink beguile produce a copy of satirize back up lampoon reflect play a part follow in footsteps masquerade as pose as model after do likewise pass oneself off as do an impression pattern after try to be like parallel be hypocritical pass off lay claim claim falsely fake out be deceitful assume the role daydream fantasize dream fiddle with tinker with tamper with guy mess pass yourself off as hoke satirise enact romance fancy muse take after model oneself on give appearance of put on act put on a false display make show of take as an example take as a model follow in the footsteps of pattern oneself after take as a pattern follow in someone's steps follow the example of pattern oneself on take a leaf out of someone's book take as a role model follow suit indulge in fantasy fantasise let on like build castles in Spain build castles in the air act as though play the part conceive formulate originate frame brainstorm spark think up mold spitball make up off the top of one's head head trip compose dream up mould shroud doublespeak cover pussyfoot cover up double-talk put up a smoke screen pass off as

Verb

To imitate the style or behavior of
copy emulate ape imitate mimic echo follow mirror parrot simulate copycat mime repeat do embody epitomise epitomize impersonate mock model monkey personify depict incarnate parody phoney portray reflect represent typify act like do like follow example go like make like behave like do a take-off follow suit follow the example of take leaf out of book reproduce caricature ditto take off travesty duplicate do an impression of send up satirize spoof burlesque parallel replicate satirise resemble take after match pattern after follow in the footsteps of lampoon clone personate reiterate counterfeit ridicule symbolize symbolise model oneself on render take as a model show take as an example image illustrate put on take a leaf out of someone's book affect quote recite sham exemplify act express reduplicate fake reecho correspond to take as a pattern play enact make fun of pattern oneself after be similar to model after borrow bear a resemblance to act out say again approximate restate rival pretend equal recall feign be like come close to regurgitate perform style oneself on look like assume chant suggest masquerade as pose as instantiate be consistent with smack of adopt the style of have earmarks of be the very picture of do an impersonation of remind one of evoke conjure up favour favor make believe follow in footsteps characterize incorporate misrepresent exaggerate bear resemblance to body emblematize have signs of look a lot like body forth be the embodiment of stand for give human form to playact put on an act be the incarnation of repeat mechanically repeat mindlessly trot out give human shape to characterise pass oneself off as pretend to be be representative of repeat back farce buffoon clown bring to mind coincide with come near say rip off pattern oneself on recapitulate take as a role model signify glass double correspond recap rehearse reaffirm reprise reel off pass yourself off as pass off purport to be represent oneself as profess to be double as assume character act a part take the part of dress as play a role iterate ingeminate follow in someone's steps manifest Xerox forge carbon falsify second redouble pantomime inherit externalize materialize substantiate personalize play a part do likewise do an impression try to be like re-echo encapsulate call up exteriorize contain objectify hominify personalise materialise personize live as bring alive externalise give a human face make human be the spitting image of put one in mind of be a chip off the old block have the look of cause one to remember make one think of paint draw sketch profess dissemble bluff picture distort pervert deride disparage jest sheikh jeer sheik roast joke twist limn take fabricate delineate laugh at give the appearance of invent knock off pass for disguise lie pose deceive equivocate concoct lift pirate feature prevaricate cheat go through the motions of gloss over create steal mock up crib fence draw inspiration present take the mickey do a takeoff of poke fun at take the piss out of figure character paint a picture of put in words photograph set out paint in words draw a picture of paint a mental picture of demonstrate compete with surpass be influenced be inspired exhibit stage produce outdo rivalize outvie compete vie with contend with contend challenge betoken mean come near to be sparked be guided be impacted be dictated be driven be affected be impressed be motivated be symbolic of be a symbol of equate act in place of buy for serve as factor assume the role of be a typical sample of substitute for equate with substitute play the part of steward appear as act as sell for play the part be the equal of be on a par with pattern yourself after be in the same league as model yourself on indicate denote evince display imply dramatize designate evidence convey be a sign of mark reify dramatise point to describe execute realize connote insinuate actualize reveal interpret ham go on tread the boards communicate bespeak realise spell hint signal play-act emote import allude to be on argue strut ham it up intimate witness disclose do a turn take part bring down the house tell of hint at be evidence of be an indication of reenact take the role of concretize attest infer announce symbol herald elucidate be mount hypostatize portend project sum up promise play act stooge star make debut go over play gig play role put it over mug play part constitute give shape to augur refer star as impart sign read appear add up to give the impression flag up be symptomatic of act the part of be a symptom of be a figurehead be equivalent to pin down point at make known point toward thingify set forth articulate intend adapt be characteristic of make manifest give expression to play something out improvise complete detail reconstruct voice utter are be one of the cast be an actor be an actress posture give voice to re-enact get off your chest achieve appear in discourse allege claim specify be emblematic of answer for be an abbreviation of appear for instance broadcast put it on offer give matter testify record register confirm give form to clarify enlighten illuminate cite proclaim present as prove betray validate support corroborate verify come onstage take part in come on stage uncover promulgate showcase expose publish make clear point out brandish say one's piece play to the gallery lay an egg pinpoint testify to peg wink flash talk carry tell bear amount to purport do a number be symptomatic signpost bear witness to button down authenticate vindicate certify establish turn out to be spell out clear up make out declare justify be a typical example of develop into function as grow into form come to be turn into become make perform the function of give the idea bode wear uphold prognosticate presage serve as an example of serve as a typical example of lead to the belief foreshow omen assert betide note perform as make somebody believe lead you to believe parade bear out carry out showboat sport allude read a part play a gig show off get at summon up be redolent of drive at advert point in direction of make you think of refer to shadow put in mind of call to mind strike a pose lead to believe remind you of remind adumbrate occur pose in put you in mind of cross the mind point

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