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Word of the Day 09/30/19 Spurious

Spurious (adjective)
spu·ri·ous [spyoor-ee-uhs]
(previously 05-23-13)

adjective
1. not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit.
2. Biology. (of two or more parts, plants, etc.) having a similar appearance but a different structure.
3. of illegitimate birth; bastard.

RELATED FORMS
spu·ri·ous·ly, adverb
spu·ri·ous·ness, noun
non·spu·ri·ous, adjective
non·spu·ri·ous·ly, adverb
non·spu·ri·ous·ness, noun
un·spu·ri·ous, adjective
un·spu·ri·ous·ly, adverb
un·spu·ri·ous·ness, noun

RELATED WORDS
specious, bogus, phony, false, affected, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bastard, bent, bum, contrived, deceitful, deceptive, dummy, ersatz, feigned, forged, illegitimate, imitation

Synonyms
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1. false, sham, bogus, mock, feigned, phony; meretricious, deceitful.

Antonyms
1. genuine.

Origin: 1590–1600; < Latin spurius bastard, perhaps < Etruscan; see -ous

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