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Synonyms for bogus
ˈboʊ gəsbo·gus

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  1. bogusadjective

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

  2. bogusadjective

    Counterfeit or fake; not genuine.

    bogus crimes

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

  3. bogusadjective

    Undesirable or harmful.

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

  4. bogusadjective

    Incorrect, useless, or broken.

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

  5. bogusadjective

    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. bogusadjective

    Based on false or misleading information or unjustified assumptions.

    bogus laws

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastardadjective

    fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

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

    echt, genuine

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bogusadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bogusadjective

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

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How to use bogus in a sentence?

  1. Eliot Engel:

    It is the largest state sponsor of terror in the world and continues to hold American citizens behind bars on bogus charges.

  2. Shawn Crispin:

    Today's ruling against Reuters reporters Wa Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo on bogus charges marks a new press freedom low for Myanmar, the process that resulted in their convictions was a travesty of justice and will cast Myanmar as an anti-democratic pariah as long as they are wrongfully held behind bars. We call on Myanmar's civilian authorities to immediately release the journalists.

  3. Raneshwar Sing Kishan:

    Farmers protest is nothing more than a drama and poor farmers seems to be cheated by the farmers union leaders only. It appears to be another bogus agitation like Janlokpal movement and all previous aandolan.

  4. Shawn Crispin:

    If Vietnam wants to be seen as a responsible member of the international community and reliable partner in multilateral agreements, including the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, these types of bogus anti-state convictions must stop immediately.

  5. Brian Fontes:

    They are spreading rumors that we are relying on the Russian government and doing harm, and on its face it's bogus.

Translations for bogus

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  • مزيف, كاذب, زائف, مزورArabic
  • фиктивен, лъжлив, фалшивBulgarian
  • gefälscht, unbrauchbar, falschGerman
  • trapicheado, falsificado, pajolero, jodido, averiado, adulterado, falsoSpanish
  • tekaistu, teko-, väärennetty, väärä, vale-Finnish
  • niqué, hors d'usage, foutu, trafiqué, falsifié, truqué, faux, maquillé, bidouillé, gâté, fichuFrench
  • hamisHungarian
  • gadunganIndonesian
  • óekta, svikinn, falskurIcelandic
  • brutto, truccato, falsificato, frittoItalian
  • מְזוּיָףHebrew
  • いんちきの, 虚偽, 偽のJapanese
  • 가짜Korean
  • vervalstDutch
  • adulterado, falsificado, falsoPortuguese
  • фиктивный, ложный, фальшивый, поддельныйRussian
  • ปลอมThai
  • yapmacık, sahte, yanlışTurkish
  • 虛假Chinese

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