Emphasizing or observing the letter but not the spirit of religious law; self-righteous; sanctimonious
Fake is defined as a knock-off, or someone or something that isn't what it appears to be.
Being a hypocrite:
Of illegitimate birth or of uncertain origin
Behaving with sanctimony:
The definition of an imitation is something that is made to look like something else.
The definition of a quack is the sound a duck makes, or a person who claims to have a specific skilled that he does not have.
Uttering falsehood; dishonest or deceitful.
Concocted or fabricated, especially in order to deceive or mislead; make up:
Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine:
Not read, studied, or perused:
Engaging in fraud; deceitful.
Affected refers to a pretentious and fake action or speech.
The definition of feigned is pretended or simulated.
Habitually phony or dishonest:
Not genuine or sincere; feigned:
A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.
Something made or done to cheat or deceive; fraud; sham; hoax
One who sets forth a claim, especially a claimant to a throne.
A member of an ancient Jewish sect that emphasized strict interpretation and observance of the Mosaic law in both its oral and written form.
(Person, proper) The title character, a religious hypocrite, of a satirical comedy (1664-69) by Molière
Characterized by truth; not false:
Falsely moralistic; hypocritical; insincere
Find another word for phony. In this page you can discover 41 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for phony, like: impostor, bogus, pharisaic, fake, sham, artificial, hypocritical, bastard, sanctimonious, imitation and fraud.