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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"


[ˈspjʊərɪəslɪ] ADVfalsamente
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As for the holy cow, whose spuriously touted protection has led to the lynching of Muslims and Dalits in some BJP-ruled states, what are its chances in the voraciously beef-eating northeast?
Except when disagreement crept in between the duo and Omowura hit Adewole, who had gone ahead to form another band, as hiding what he called his spuriously produced vinyl, underneath his agbada, Omowura always sang panegyrics of a man he generously referred to as his Oga and egbon in the musical world.
A host of players have been linked - spuriously or otherwise - with a Cardiff move in the past month.
The fantasist "human cloning company" Clonaid, run by the Raelian cult, which spuriously claimed to have created the first cloned child in 2002, stated (with no apparent irony) in its publicity material that "a surprisingly large number" of the requests it had received "come from the Los Angeles/Hollywood area".
This played into Tories' divisive scapegoating strategy where poor people are denied social security by being spuriously stigmatised as the undeserving poor.
It seems that, not content with spuriously questioning the JIMs methods and conclusions, Russia has now sought to silence them.
This new lie followed that from a group calling themselves "Jikany Nuer Community in South Sudan and Ethiopia" who earlier on falsely and spuriously claimed that our very own bravest General James Khor Chuol Giet, General Thok Chuol Luak, General Thok Chuol Liah and General Stephen Pal Kun Kek joined the Juba regime in our SPLM-SPLA (IO) Pagak Headquarters," he said in a statement.
By spuriously selling our base and not fulfilling their promises, the council has left this grass roots charity and Newbiggin tourist attraction homeless and on the brink of closure.
The article attempts to buttress its case by spuriously calling Chabad "Trump's kind of Jews," betraying a lack of knowledge regarding Chabad, its goals and how it operates.
The court said Abran, as corporate secretary of United Apparel, was the one who signed as the 'buyer' in the sales invoices and delivery receipts that spuriously showed United Apparel purchased raw materials from different suppliers.
The first arrived when Sam Allardyce acted like Sam Allardyce - by mouthing off spuriously to a couple of blokes pretending to work for a fictitious company over a few pints of wine in an attempt to trouser a few extra hundred grand which didn't exist.
It is true that obtaining a blood pressure can be stressful for both people and cats, and that there is some concern that this stress may spuriously increase the values obtained in the medical doctor's or veterinarian's office, respectively (termed "white coat syndrome" in people).