Meaning of SPURIOUS in English

SPURIOUS

adjective

1.

Synonyms: illegitimate 1, baseborn, bastard, fatherless, misbegotten, natural, supposititious, unfathered

2.

Synonyms: artificial 2, dummy, ersatz, false, imitation, mock, sham, simulated, substitute

3.

of doubtful authenticity

claimed they had bought a spurious painting

Synonyms: apocryphal, bastard, unauthentic, ungenuine; compare artificial 2, counterfeit

Related Word: bogus, counterfeit, fake, phony, pseudo, sham; false, unreal

Idioms: not what ( or all) it's cracked up to be

Contrasted words: actual, real, true; bona fide, genuine, veritable

Antonyms: authentic

4.

Synonyms: artificial 3, affected, assumed, feigned, put-on

Related Word: make-believe, pretend, pretended, pseudo

5.

Synonyms: counterfeit , bogus, brummagem, fake, false, phony, pinchbeck, pseudo, sham, snide

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