Meaning of SPURIOUS in English


adjective Etymology: Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin spurius false, from Latin, of illegitimate birth, from spurius, noun, bastard Date: 1598 of illegitimate birth ; bastard , outwardly similar or corresponding to something without having its genuine qualities ; false , 3. of falsified or erroneously attributed origin ; forged , of a deceitful nature or quality , ~ly adverb ~ness noun

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