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spurious adj
1 plausible but false; "specious reasoning"; "the spurious inferences from obsolescent notions of causality"- Ethel Albert [syn: specious]
2 born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman [syn: bastard, bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten]
3 intended to deceive; "a spurious work of art" [syn: inauthentic, unauthentic]

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From spurius < spurcus

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