bogus


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bo·gus

 (bō′gəs)
adj.
1. Counterfeit or fake; not genuine: bogus money; bogus tasks.
2. Slang Not conforming with what one would hope to be the case; disappointing or unfair: It's bogus that you got to go to the party, and I had to stay home.
interj. Slang
Used to indicate disagreement or displeasure with another's actions or a circumstance.

[From obsolete bogus, a device for making counterfeit money.]

bogus

(ˈbəʊɡəs)
adj
spurious or counterfeit; not genuine: a bogus note.
[C19: from bogus apparatus for making counterfeit money; perhaps related to bogey1]
ˈbogusly adv
ˈbogusness n

bo•gus

(ˈboʊ gəs)

adj.
not genuine; counterfeit; phony.
[1825–30, Amer.; orig. an apparatus for coining false money; perhaps akin to bogy1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bogus - fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"

bogus

adjective fake, false, artificial, forged, dummy, imitation, sham, fraudulent, pseudo (informal), counterfeit, spurious, ersatz, phoney or phony (informal) bogus insurance claims
real, true, actual, genuine, authentic, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal)

bogus

adjective
Fraudulently or deceptively imitative:
Translations
falešný
falskuægte
óekta, falskur
fiktyvus
fiktīvsneīstsviltots
nepraviponarejen

bogus

[ˈbəʊgəs] ADJ [claim] → falso, fraudulento; [interest] → fingido; [doctor, policeman] → falso

bogus

[ˈbəʊgəs] adj
[asylum seeker] → faux(fausse)
[claim, figure] → bidon inv
[company] → fantôme
a bogus marriage → un mariage blanc

bogus

adj doctor, lawyer, namefalsch; pearls also, documentgefälscht; company, transactionSchwindel-; claimerfunden; bogus asylum seekersScheinasylanten pl (pej)

bogus

[ˈbəʊgəs] adj (jewels, claim) → falso/a, fasullo/a; (person, attitude) → finto/a

bogus

(ˈbəugəs) adjective
false; not genuine. She was fooled by his bogus identity card.

bogus

a. falso-a; podrido-a.
References in classic literature ?
Now what a radical reversal of things this was; what a jumbling together of extravagant incongruities; what a fantastic conjunction of opposites and irreconcilables -- the home of the bogus miracle become the home of a real one, the den of a mediaeval hermit turned into a telephone office!
And when you tell him the handbill and the reward's bogus, maybe he'll believe you when you explain to him what the idea was for getting 'em out.
We would do up the paper again, just as it was, and slip in, very elaborate and soft, and lay it on the bunk again, and let on WE didn't know about any trick, and hadn't any idea he was a-laughing at us behind them bogus snores of his'n; and we would stick by him, and the first night we was ashore we would get him drunk and search him, and get the di'monds; and DO for him, too, if it warn't too risky.
He allowed we would steal the bogus swag and wait all night for him to come up and get drownded, and by George it's just what we done
These bogus companies, they found, did not fight in the open, as the Western Union had done.
The event of Tess Durbeyfield's return from the manor of her bogus kinsfolk was rumoured abroad, if rumour be not too large a word for a space of a square mile.
And when they would have passed on, the merchant bit the coins which they had given him, with his teeth, and turned them about and looked curiously upon them, and cast them upon his counter, and listened if they rang; and then he said, These be bogus.
Many years before this bogus abbey, with its congregation of irreverent jesters, was founded, there stood upon this same spot a monastery of a sterner kind, whose monks were of a somewhat different type to the revellers that were to follow them, five hundred years afterwards.
A few months later we could read in the papers the accounts of the bogus 'Emigration Agencies' among the Sclavonian peasantry in the more re- mote provinces of Austria.
A FAKE army major caught planning a second bogus trek for charity has lost his executive post with an international bank.
POLICE are warning people to beware cold callers at their homes after an elderly man was burgled by bogus officials.
Further letters demanding payment will be sent out by the tax team next month targeting more bogus account holders as a result of new bank and building society disclosures made on foot of High Court orders.