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bogus

adjective  /ˈboʊ·ɡəs/ us  
(of something) not what it appears or claims to be; false but made to look real: He was arrested and charged with carrying a bogus passport.
Translations of “bogus”
in Spanish falso…
in French faux…
in German unecht…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假的, 假冒的,僞造的, 非法的…
in Russian фальшивый…
in Turkish düzmece, sahte…
in Chinese (Simplified) 假的, 假冒的,伪造的, 非法的…
in Polish fałszywy…
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