Meaning of SPURIOUS in English

SPURIOUS

adj. 1 not genuine, not being what it purports to be, not proceeding from the pretended source (a spurious excuse). 2 having an outward similarity of form or function only. 3 (of offspring) illegitimate. spuriously adv. spuriousness n.

[ L spurius false ]

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