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  • nouninsincerity
  • nounhypocrisy

synonyms for phoniness

  • ambidexterity
  • ambidextrous
  • artificiality
  • backhanded
  • deceitful
  • deceptive
  • devious
  • disingenuous
  • disingenuousness
  • dissembling
  • double
  • double-dealing
  • duplicitous
  • evasive
  • faithless
  • fake
  • false
  • hollow
  • hypocritical
  • lying
  • mendacious
  • perfidious
  • phony
  • pretentious
  • put-on
  • shifty
  • slick
  • sly
  • snide
  • two-faced
  • unfaithful
  • untrue
  • untruthful
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In 1999, the SEC filed a civil complaint alleging that four Southern California men had joined in a scheme to manipulate the stock of a bankrupt commercial printer company by spreading phony takeover rumors on the Web.
GAMESTOP FRENZY LEAVES BEHIND A MESS FOR WALL STREET REGULATORSTORY NEWMYER, DAVID J. LYNCHFEBRUARY 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If advertisers found out they were being billed for phony clicks, that would of course undermine confidence in the online ad business.
THIS TOOL LETS YOU CONFUSE GOOGLE’S AD NETWORK, AND A TEST SHOWS IT WORKSKONSTANTIN KAKAESJANUARY 6, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Homeland Security Investigations started using its 7,000 agents in tandem with border, FDA and FBI officials to investigate scams, seize phony products and arrest hundreds of people.
FEDERAL AGENCIES WARN AGAINST ANTICIPATED FAKE COVID VACCINES AND TREATMENTSLBELANGER225NOVEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
Fortunately, there are tools and strategies savvy travelers can use to spot the phonies.
HOW TO SPOT FAKE REVIEWS ON TRAVEL SITESROY FURCHGOTTOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It’s surprisingly easy to dress up phony science as the real thing by simply adopting, or appearing to adopt, the trappings of science.
HOW PSEUDOSCIENTISTS GET AWAY WITH IT - FACTS SO ROMANTICSTUART FIRESTEINAUGUST 28, 2020NAUTILUS
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WORDS RELATED TO PHONINESS

  • deceit
  • deception
  • dishonesty
  • disingenuousness
  • double-dealing
  • hypocrisy
  • phoniness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.