- False; not genuine. [L. spurius]
* * *spu·ri·ous 'spyu̇r-ē-əs adj simulating a symptom or condition without being pathologically or morphologically genuine <\spurious labor pains> <\spurious polycythemia>
* * *spu·ri·ous (spuґre-əs) [L. spurius] simulated; not genuine; false.
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spurious — 1590s, born out of wedlock, from L. spurius illegitimate, false (Cf. It. spurio, Sp. espurio), from spurius (n.) illegitimate child, probably from Etruscan spural public. Sense of having an irregular origin, not properly constituted is from… … Etymology dictionary
spurious — *counterfeit, bogus, fake, sham, pseudo, pinchbeck, phony Analogous words: *false: simulated, feigned, shammed (see ASSUME): supposititious, reputed, putative (see SUPPOSED) Antonyms: genuine Contrasted words: *authentic, veritable, bona fide:… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
spurious — [adj] counterfeit, fake affected, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bastard*, bent, bogus, bum, contrived, deceitful, deceptive, dummy*, ersatz, faked, false, feigned, forged, framed, illegitimate, imitation, makebelieve, mock, phony, pirate,… … New thesaurus
spurious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) false or fake. 2) (of a line of reasoning) apparently but not actually valid. DERIVATIVES spuriously adverb spuriousness noun. ORIGIN Latin spurius false … English terms dictionary
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spurious — [[t]spjʊ͟əriəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) Something that is spurious seems to be genuine, but is false. He was arrested in 1979 on spurious corruption charges... Quite a lot of allegations of misjustice are spurious. Syn: bogus,… … English dictionary
spurious — adjective an attempt to be excused due to some spurious medical condition Syn: bogus, fake, false, counterfeit, forged, fraudulent, sham, artificial, imitation, simulated, feigned, deceptive, misleading, specious; informal phony, pretend Ant … Thesaurus of popular words
spurious — adjective Etymology: Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin spurius false, from Latin, of illegitimate birth, from spurius, noun, bastard Date: 1598 1. of illegitimate birth ; bastard 2. outwardly similar or corresponding to something without having its… … New Collegiate Dictionary