Synonyms and related words:
affected, aimless, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bastard, beyond one, biased, bogus, brummagem, butchered, castrated, catachrestic, colorable, colored, complex, complicated, cooked, counterfeit, counterfeited, crabbed, cramp, cut short, designless, difficult, distorted, docked, doctored, dressed up, dummy, eisegetical, embellished, embroidered, empty, ersatz, factitious, fake, faked, falsified, feigned, fictitious, fictive, hard, hard to understand, hashed, illegitimate, imitation, importless, inane, inauthentic, insignificant, intricate, jumbled, junky, knotty, lopped, make-believe, man-made, mangled, meaningless, misapprehended, miscited, misconceived, misconstrued, misinterpreted, misquoted, misread, misreported, misrepresented, misstated, mistaken, misunderstood, mock, mutilated, nonconnotative, nondenotative, null, obfuscated, obscure, obscured, overtechnical, perplexed, perverted, phatic, phony, pinchbeck, pretended, pseudo, purportless, purposeless, put-on, quasi, queer, scrambled, self-styled, senseless, sham, shoddy, simulated, slanted, so-called, soi-disant, spurious, strained, supposititious, synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated, tortured, tough, truncated, twisted, unauthentic, unauthoritative, unfounded, ungenuine, unmeaning, unnatural, unreal, unreliable, unsignificant, warped

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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