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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.
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Anyone who watched the club call being made live on Sky on Sunday afternoon will know what I mean when I say it was one of the most insipid and dreary exercises in bogusness to have been broadcast for a long while.
That is why we prefer to pursue the genuineness or bogusness of Kordan's degree in another channel and keep it out of the media.
Other "Key Characteristics of Bogusness," according to the invaluable political rumor-busting Web site FactCheck.