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bogus

Definition of bogus

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈbəʊ.ɡəs/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈboʊ.ɡəs/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -əʊɡəs

Adjective

bogus (comparative more bogus, superlative most bogus)

  1. counterfeit or fake; not genuine
  2. Undesirable or harmful.
  3. Incorrect, useless, or broken.
  4. (philately) 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).
  5. Based on false or misleading information or unjustified assumptions.

    bogus laws

Synonyms

  • (counterfeit): counterfeit, fake, phony
  • (incorrect): incorrect, useless, broken
  • (stamp-collecting) illegal

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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