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Often NegativePlay
Bogus suggests something is purposely deceitful or dishonest, not just mistaken. SlideThey realized the documents were bogus, created to deceive investors.
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Not for MistakesPlay
Use 'bogus' for intentional fakes, not for honest errors or accidents. SlideThe witness gave a bogus alibi, not simply a wrong one.
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Informal ContextPlay
Bogus is casual and might not be suitable for formal or academic writing. SlideHe got in trouble for selling bogus tickets to the concert.