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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.
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Adv.1.spuriously - in a false and spurious manner; "the lawyer argued spuriously that his client knew nothing of the burglary"
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[ˈspjʊərɪəslɪ] ADVfalsamente
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