dissembler vs phony what difference

what is difference between dissembler and phony

English

Etymology

dissemble +‎ -er

Noun

dissembler (plural dissemblers)

  1. someone who dissembles

Synonyms

  • hypocrite
  • phoney
  • pretender

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /di.sɑ̃.ble/

Verb

dissembler

  1. (transitive) to differ, to be unlike

Conjugation

References



English

Alternative forms

  • phoney (British)

Etymology

Of unknown origin. Perhaps an alteration of fawney (gilt brass ring used by swindlers) (1781), from Irish fáinne (ring).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfoʊni/
  • Rhymes: -əʊni

Adjective

phony (comparative phonier, superlative phoniest)

  1. (informal) Fraudulent; fake; having a misleading appearance.

Synonyms

  • (fraudulent): bogus, counterfeit, fake
  • See also Thesaurus:fake

Antonyms

  • authentic
  • genuine

Derived terms

  • phoniness
  • phoneyness
  • phony as a three-dollar bill

Translations

Noun

phony (plural phonies)

  1. (informal) A person who assumes an identity or quality other than their own.
  2. (informal) A person who professes beliefs or opinions that they do not hold.
  3. (informal) Anything fraudulent or fake.
    • 2013, John E. Douglas, Ann W. Burgess, Allen G. Burgess, Crime Classification Manual (page 131)
      One name was a phony, but the other was the true name. The clerk remembered the man who had filed the tags since he acquired two sets of plates with different names.

Synonyms

  • (faker): dissembler, pretender, fake, faker

Derived terms

  • phony up, phoney up
  • Phony War, Phoney War

Translations

Verb

phony (third-person singular simple present phonies, present participle phonying, simple past and past participle phonied)

  1. To fake.

Anagrams

  • hypno-

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