Bogus and Spurious


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Bogus adjective – Being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials.
Usage example: for that price, you're only going to get furniture covered in bogus leather and not the real stuff

Spurious is a synonym for bogus in fake topic. In some cases you can use "Spurious" instead an adjective "Bogus", when it comes to topics like characteristic, counterfeit, true, false. popular alternative
Synonyms for Bogus


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Spurious adjective – Being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud.
Usage example: a spurious Picasso painting that wouldn't have fooled an art expert for a second

Bogus is a synonym for spurious in false topic. You can use "Bogus" instead an adjective "Spurious", if it concerns topics such as characteristic, counterfeit, true, forged. popular alternative
Nearby Word: spuriously
Synonyms for Spurious

Things that words describes

claim bogus claim spurious claim
article bogus article spurious article
advice bogus advice spurious advice
scholarship bogus scholarship spurious scholarship
Other nouns: evidence, charges, stories, arguments, claims.
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