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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 ?
And spurious wisdom: so doth it call all the wit that slaves, and hoary- headed and weary ones affect; and especially all the cunning, spurious- witted, curious-witted foolishness of priests!
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.
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.
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
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
My own hand placed it in one of the rouleaux of false half-crowns; and my own hand also directed the spurious coin, when it had been safely packed up, to a certain London dealer who was to be on the lookout for it by the next night's mail.
The landlady stood there with a spurious smile, sniffing for cooking by stolen gas.
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.
Before we go on to the story of Hesiod's death, it will be well to inquire how far the "autobiographical" notices can be treated as historical, especially as many critics treat some, or all of them, as spurious.
What kind of man is he who entered, with all his sickening cant of honesty and truth, into a bond with me to prevent a marriage he affected to dislike, and when I had redeemed my part to the spirit and the letter, skulked from his, and brought the match about in his own time, to rid himself of a burden he had grown tired of, and cast a spurious lustre on his house?
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.