Meaning of SPURIOUS in English

SPURIOUS

/ ˈspjʊəriəs; NAmE ˈspjʊr-/ adjective

1.

false, although seeming to be genuine :

He had managed to create the entirely spurious impression that the company was thriving.

2.

based on false ideas or ways of thinking :

a spurious argument

►  spuri·ous·ly adverb

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent. (in the sense born out of wedlock ): from Latin spurius false + -ous .

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