spurious


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spu·ri·ous

 (spyo͝or′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine: spurious poems attributed to Shakespeare.
2. Not trustworthy; dubious or fallacious: spurious reasoning; a spurious justification.
3. Archaic Born to unwed parents.

[From Late Latin spurius, from Latin, illegitimate, probably of Etruscan origin.]

spu′ri·ous·ly adv.
spu′ri·ous·ness n.

spurious

(ˈspjʊərɪəs)
adj
1. not genuine or real
2. (Botany) (of a plant part or organ) having the appearance of another part but differing from it in origin, development, or function; false: a spurious fruit.
3. (Telecommunications) (of radiation) produced at an undesired frequency by a transmitter, causing interference, etc
4. rare illegitimate
[C17: from Latin spurius of illegitimate birth]
ˈspuriously adv
ˈspuriousness n

spu•ri•ous

(ˈspyʊər i əs)

adj.
1. not genuine; not from the claimed or proper source; counterfeit.
2. (of two or more parts, plants, etc.) having a similar appearance but a different structure.
3. of illegitimate birth; bastard.
[1590–1600; < Latin spurius bastard, perhaps < Etruscan; see -ous]
spu′ri•ous•ly, adv.
spu′ri•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spurious - plausible but false; "a specious claim"; "spurious inferences"
false - not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
2.spurious - born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman
illegitimate - of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful
3.spurious - intended to deceivespurious - intended to deceive; "a spurious work of art"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"

spurious

adjective false, bogus, sham, pretended, artificial, forged, fake, mock, imitation, simulated, contrived, pseudo (informal), counterfeit, feigned, ersatz, specious, unauthentic, phoney or phony (informal) a spurious framework for analysis
real, genuine, valid, authentic, sound, legitimate, honest, bona fide, kosher (informal), dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), unfeigned

spurious

adjective
1. Fraudulently or deceptively imitative:
2. Containing fundamental errors in reasoning:
4. Born to parents who are not married to each other:
Translations
vals
фалшив
vääräväärennetty
hamis
palsutiru
거짓의속임수의위조된
falskförfalskad

spurious

[ˈspjʊərɪəs] ADJfalso, espurio

spurious

[ˈspjʊəriəs] adj
[charges, allegations] → faux(fausse)
(= unsound) [argument, reasoning] → infondé(e)

spurious

adj claim, claimantunberechtigt; document, accountfalsch; anger, interest, affectionnicht echt; argumentfadenscheinig; on the spurious grounds that …mit der fadenscheinigen Begründung, dass …

spurious

[ˈspjʊərɪəs] adj (gen) → falso/a; (affection, interest) → falso/a, simulato/a

spu·ri·ous

a. espurio-a, falso-a.
References in classic literature ?
The fellow (gentleman, as he styled himself) can hardly have been other than a spurious interloper; for, instead of seeking office from the king or the royal governor, or urging his hereditary claim to Eastern lands, he bethought himself of no better avenue to wealth than by cutting a shop-door through the side of his ancestral residence.
The very "marks" on the bottom of a piece of rare crockery are able to throw me into a gibbering ecstasy; and I could forsake a drowning relative to help dispute about whether the stopple of a departed Buon Retiro scent-bottle was genuine or spurious.
Bygrave's attempt to pass off his spurious pictures as originals was in progress, but she did not trouble herself to utter a single word of remark when it had come to an end.
That I should innocently take a bad half-crown of somebody else's manufacture, is reasonable enough; but that I should knowingly reckon the spurious coin of my own make, as good money
The parallelisms which occur in the so-called Apology of Xenophon are not worth noticing, because the writing in which they are contained is manifestly spurious.
It is an inconvenience mingled with the advantages of our frequent elections even in single States, where they are large, and hold but one legislative session in a year, that spurious elections cannot be investigated and annulled in time for the decision to have its due effect.
And, then, I don't want any second-hand, spurious sensations; I want the knowledge that leaves a trace--that leaves strange scars and stains and reveries behind it
I am afraid you cannot see her--she is an invalid," replied the present representative of the spurious house; for this was Mr Alec, the only son of the lately deceased gentleman.
Listen to me as well as to them, and then judge if my acts be not more in accord with true Barsoomian chivalry and honor than those of these revengeful devotees of the spurious creeds from whose cruel bonds I have freed your planet.
Giovanelli had certainly a very pretty face; but Winterbourne felt a superior indignation at his own lovely fellow countrywoman's not knowing the difference between a spurious gentleman and a real one.
Hence a great number of such as were professionally expressers of Beauty, as painters, poets, musicians, and actors, have been more than others wont to lead a life of pleasure and indulgence; all but the few who received the true nectar; and, as it was a spurious mode of attaining freedom, as it was an emancipation not into the heavens but into the freedom of baser places, they were punished for that advantage they won, by a dissipation and deterioration.
Pepper stopped and began a discourse upon round dances, country dances, morris dances, and quadrilles, all of which are entirely superior to the bastard waltz and spurious polka which have ousted them most unjustly in contemporary popularity--when the waiters gently pushed him on to his table in the corner.