bogus

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bogus

adjective affected, artificial, counterfeit, false, phony, sham, spurious, unauthentic, ungenuine, unreal, untrue
Associated concepts: bogus ceremony, bogus certificate, bogus check
See also: assumed, deceptive, delusive, dishonest, false, feigned, fraudulent, imitation, specious, spurious
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For my money, V for Vendetta's warmed-over 1984 plot is the height of bogusness, a story that congratulates itself for daring to stand against a rightwing totalitarian state so over the top that nobody would support it in the first place.
He claimed to be of royal ancestry and referred to himself as Count Alfred Korzybski, which did not endear him to academics--some of whom used this against him as evidence of the bogusness of his ideas.
The resultant feeling of empty bogusness is painfully strong - they have had to be false to themselves, and to everyone else, from dawn till dusk.