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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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Those who made mistakes to tolerate such bogusness, paid a heavy price.
(32) Refugee claimants represent an alternative status, something irregular in the context of "refugeeness." This irregular status renders this population more susceptible to characterizations of "bogusness" "rule breaking" or "queue jumping" in addition to problematizations of presence within space, which interrupts rightsclaims, such as health-care rights and more broadly rights to movement or asylum.
In his footnote to illustrate the dubious origins of the quotation Gow explains how 'Lady Antonia Dalrymple's verbal version of this tale, in calling the Library a Dining Room--its later manifestation--tends to confirm its bogusness'.
Journalist Malinda Seneviratne writing in his column Malinda Words (Re-dressing Victoria and other minor matters of CHOGM, 9th November 2013) has raised two very important points to demonstrate the bogusness of this anachronistic assembly.