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 spurious spurious

adj

  • false or fake; not what it appears to be  ( inauthentic, spurious, unauthentic )
    false or fake; not what it appears to be
     a spurious work of art
    a spurious work of art
  • born out of wedlock  ( bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten, spurious )
    born out of wedlock
     the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring
    the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring
  • plausible but false  ( specious, spurious )
    plausible but false
     a specious claim
    a specious claim
     spurious inferences
    spurious inferences
  • ostensibly valid, but not actually valid  ( spurious )
    ostensibly valid, but not actually valid
     a spurious argument
    a spurious argument