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Definitions and Synonyms of spurious | Another word for spurious | What is spurious?

Definition 1: false or fake; not what it appears to be - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where spurious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a spurious work of art

Synonyms for spurious in the sense of this definition

(spurious is similar to ...) not genuine; imitating something superior

"counterfeit emotion" "counterfeit money" "counterfeit works of art" "a counterfeit prince"

Definition 2: plausible but false - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where spurious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a specious claim
  • spurious inferences

Synonyms for spurious in the sense of this definition

(spurious is similar to ...) not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality

"gave false testimony under oath" "false tales of bravery"

Definition 3: born out of wedlock - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where spurious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring

Synonyms for spurious in the sense of this definition

(spurious is similar to ...) of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

Definition 4: ostensibly valid, but not actually valid - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where spurious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a spurious argument

(spurious is similar to ...) having no cogency or legal force

"invalid reasoning" "an invalid driver's license"

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