What does spurious mean?

Definitions for spurious
ˈspyʊər i əsspu·ri·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. specious, spurious(adj)

    plausible but false

    "a specious claim"; "spurious inferences"

  2. bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten, spurious(adj)

    born out of wedlock

    "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman

  3. inauthentic, unauthentic, spurious(adj)

    intended to deceive

    "a spurious work of art"


  1. spurious(Adjective)

    false, not authentic, not genuine

    Etymology: From spurius, from spurcus

  2. spurious(Adjective)

    bastardly, illegitimate

    Etymology: From spurius, from spurcus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spurious(adj)

    not proceeding from the true source, or from the source pretended; not genuine; false; adulterate

  2. Spurious(adj)

    not legitimate; bastard; as, spurious issue

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spurious

    spūr′i-us, adj. illegitimate: bastard: not genuine: false: resembling an organ, but without its function, or having the functions of an organ while morphologically different.—adv. Spūr′iously.—n. Spūr′iousness. [L. spurius, false.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spurious in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spurious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of spurious in a Sentence

  1. Devin Nunes:

    Having stonewalled Congress’ demands for information for nearly a year, it’s no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ issue spurious objections to allowing the American people to see information related to surveillance abuses at these agencies.

  2. Goethe:

    We blame equally him who is too proud to put a proper value on his own merit and him who prizes too highly his spurious worth.

  3. Eliot Engel:

    This official report directly contradicts the President's false assertion that he attacked Iran to prevent an imminent attack against the United States, this spurious, after-the-fact explanation won't do.

  4. Kristian Andersen:

    We know from the SARS-CoV-2 genetic data that the pandemic started in late November / early December in China so there's absolutely no way the virus could have been spreading widely in December 2019. From the same genetic data we know that widespread transmission didn't start in the United States until( around) February 2020, the paper is picking up spurious signals and the hospitalizations are more likely from flu or other respiratory diseases.

  5. Jon Fine:

    It is our understanding that your client's representatives, including The Washington Post, continue to pursue and to disseminate these false and spurious allegations in a manner that is injurious to American Media and American Media executives, accordingly, we hereby demand that you cease and desist such defamatory conduct immediately. Any further dissemination of these false, vicious, speculative and unsubstantiated statements is done at your client's peril.

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