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spurious (adj.)

1590s, "born out of wedlock," from Latin spurius "illegitimate, false" (source also of Italian spurio, Spanish espurio), from spurius (n.) "illegitimate child," probably from Etruscan spural "public." Sense of "having an irregular origin, not properly constituted" is from c. 1600; that of "false, sham" is from 1610s; of writing, etc., "not proceeding from the source pretended, 1620s. Related: Spuriously; spuriousness.

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Definitions of spurious

spurious (adj.)
ostensibly valid, but not actually valid;
a spurious argument
spurious (adj.)
plausible but false;
spurious inferences
Synonyms: specious
spurious (adj.)
born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman;
Synonyms: bastardly / misbegot / misbegotten
spurious (adj.)
false or fake; not what it appears to be;
a spurious work of art
Synonyms: inauthentic / unauthentic
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