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bogus

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of bogus

  1. 1 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials for that price, you're only going to get furniture covered in bogus leather and not the real stuff Synonyms of bogus artificial, imitation, dummy, ersatz, factitious, fake, false, faux, imitative, man-made, mimic, mock, pretend, sham, simulated, substitute, syntheticWords Related to bogus cultured, manufactured, process; unauthentic; adulterated, designer, doctored, engineered, fudged, juggled, manipulated, tampered (with); concocted, fabricated; counterfeit, deceptive, forged, fraudulent, misleading, phony (also phoney); affected, brummagem, feigned, pinchbeck, pseudo, spuriousNear Antonyms of bogus authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; premium, quality, valuable; pure, unadulteratedAntonyms of bogus genuine, natural, real

  2. 2 being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud the “designer” watches sold on the street are usually bogus Synonyms of bogus counterfeit, fake, false, forged, inauthentic, phony (also phoney), queer, sham, snide, spurious, unauthenticWords Related to bogus artificial, factitious, imitation, man-made, mimic, mock, simulated, substitute, synthetic; dummy, nonfunctioning, ornamental; cultured, fabricated, manufactured; deceptive, delusive, misleadingNear Antonyms of bogus natural; actual, true, validAntonyms of bogus authentic, bona fide, genuine, real, unfaked

  3. 3 lacking in natural or spontaneous quality there was often a lot of bogus conviviality at the company's parties Synonyms of bogus affected, assumed, artificial, contrived, factitious, fake, false, feigned, forced, mechanical, mock, phony (also phoney), plastic, pretended, pseudo, put-on, sham, simulated, spurious, strained, unnaturalWords Related to bogus automatic, canned, concocted, fabricated, hokey, labored, manufactured, pat, unauthentic, unreal, unrealistic; double-dealing, empty, facile, hollow, hypocritical, insincere, left-handed, mealy, mealymouthed, two-faced, unctuous; exaggerated, histrionic, melodramatic, overacted, overdone, theatrical (also theatric); cute, cutesy, genteel, goody-goody, mincing, overrefined, simpering; conventional, formal, impersonal, inflexible, rigid, stiff, stylized, wooden; artful, calculated, conscious, cultivated, deliberate, premeditated, studiedNear Antonyms of bogus authentic, bona fide, real, realistic, right, true; honest, ingenuous, sincere, unpretending; easy, effortless, smooth; extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, instinctive, unconscious, unprompted, unrehearsed, unstudiedAntonyms of bogus artless, genuine, natural, spontaneous, unaffected, uncontrived, unfeigned, unforced

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