English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'bogus'

(adjective) 
Definition
not genuine
bogus insurance claims
Synonyms
fake
The bank manager is said to have issued fake certificates.
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false
He paid for a false passport.
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artificial
The sauce was glutinous and tasted artificial.
,
forged
She was carrying a forged American passport.
,
dummy
Soldiers were still using dummy guns.
,
imitation
a set of novels bound in imitation leather
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sham
The election has been denounced as a sham by world leaders.
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fraudulent
fraudulent claims about being a nurse
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pseudo (informal)
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counterfeit
He admitted possessing and delivering counterfeit currency.
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spurious
a spurious framework for analysis
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ersatz
an electric fire with ersatz logs
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phoney or phony (informal)
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assumed
The articles were published under an assumed name.
Opposites
, , , , ,
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of artificial
Definition
made in imitation of a natural product
The sauce was glutinous and tasted artificial.
Synonyms
phoney or phony (informal),
pseudo (informal),
fabricated,
in the sense of assumed
The articles were published under an assumed name.
Synonyms
in the sense of counterfeit
Definition
pretended
He admitted possessing and delivering counterfeit currency.
Synonyms
copied,
phoney or phony (informal),
pseud or pseudo (informal)

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