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Synonyms for bogus
ˈboʊ gəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard(adj)

    fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

    phoney, simulated, imitation, faux, bastard, false, fake, phony

    echt, genuine


  1. bogus(adjective)

    illegal, incorrect, phony, useless, counterfeit, broken, fake

  2. bogus(adjective)

    Counterfeit or fake; not genuine.

    bogus crimes

    counterfeit, illegal, phony, incorrect, broken, useless, fake

  3. bogus(adjective)

    Undesirable or harmful.

    counterfeit, broken, useless, illegal, phony, fake, incorrect

  4. bogus(adjective)

    Incorrect, useless, or broken.

    illegal, phony, incorrect, counterfeit, broken, useless, fake

  5. bogus(adjective)

    Of a totally fictitious issue printed for collectors, often issued on behalf of a non-existent territory or country (not to be confused with forgery, which is an illegitimate copy of a genuine stamp).

    useless, broken, fake, incorrect, phony, counterfeit, illegal

  6. bogus(adjective)

    Based on false or misleading information or unjustified assumptions.

    bogus laws

    illegal, useless, incorrect, phony, fake, broken, counterfeit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bogus(a.)

    [cant term, U. s.] spurious, counterfeit, false

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bogus(a)

    spurious, counterfeit, fictitious, sham, fraudulent, forged, mock, false, supposititious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    false, fictitious, fake, spurious, counterfeit, phony, fictional, forged, fraudulent, untrue

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How to use bogus in a sentence?

  1. Roger Stone:

    It is entirely likely that Robert MuellerDavis is squeezing some of my current or former associates to tell lies about me, by the same token, Robert MuellerDavis may seek to bring some bogus charge against me to induce me to testify against the President. I am not saying I have any negative information against the President - I'm saying I won't be pressured into making s --- up. This I will not do.

  2. James Mitchell:

    The suggestion that the men and women of the CIA who put their lives on the line after 9/11 lied to the Senate, lied to the President and used bogus intelligence for some nefarious reason that's unknown, people gave their lives to protect the American people. And the last thing the Democrats want to do as they leave office is to smear their memory. It's despicable.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has got the wealth more than own worth in life spends every extra money on bogus or useless things and hangs out with all worthless or unscrupulous people.

  4. Probaerb:

    Job portals often carry bogus vacancies of the companies as these are never filled up by recruiting the candidates.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Some bogus news do not see any conclusion because they are used from time to time for diverting people's attention and diffusing confusion.

Translations for bogus

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  • مزور, زائف, كاذب, مزيفArabic
  • фиктивен, фалшив, лъжливBulgarian
  • falsch, unbrauchbar, gefälschtGerman
  • pajolero, trapicheado, jodido, averiado, adulterado, falso, falsificadoSpanish
  • teko-, väärennetty, vale-, tekaistu, vääräFinnish
  • gâté, falsifié, truqué, faux, fichu, bidouillé, maquillé, foutu, niqué, hors d'usage, trafiquéFrench
  • hamisHungarian
  • gadunganIndonesian
  • svikinn, óekta, falskurIcelandic
  • fritto, truccato, brutto, falsificatoItalian
  • מְזוּיָףHebrew
  • 偽の, 虚偽, いんちきのJapanese
  • 가짜Korean
  • vervalstDutch
  • adulterado, falso, falsificadoPortuguese
  • поддельный, ложный, фиктивный, фальшивыйRussian
  • ปลอมThai
  • sahte, yanlış, yapmacıkTurkish
  • 虛假Chinese

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