Definitions for: Spurious

[adj] intended to deceive; "a spurious work of art"
[adj] born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman
[adj] plausible but false; "specious reasoning"; "the spurious inferences from obsolescent notions of causality"- Ethel Albert

Webster (1913) Definition: Spu"ri*ous, a. [L. spurius.]
1. Not proceeding from the true source, or from the source
pretended; not genuine; false; adulterate.

2. Not legitimate; bastard; as, spurious issue. ``Her
spurious firstborn.'' --Milton.

Spurious primary, or Spurious quill (Zo["o]l.), the
first, or outer, primary quill when rudimentary or much
reduced in size, as in certain singing birds.

Spurious wing (Zo["o]l.), the bastard wing, or alula.

Syn: Counterfeit; false; adulterate; supposititious;
fictitious; bastard. -- Spu"ri*ous*ly, adv. --
Spu"ri*ous*ness, n.

Synonyms: bastard, bastardly, counterfeit, illegitimate, imitative, inauthentic, invalid, misbegot, misbegotten, specious, unauthentic

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