Meaning of SPURIOUS in English


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.

Etymology: L spurius false

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.