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Synonyms for spurious
ˈspyʊər i əsspu·ri·ous

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  1. spuriousadjective

    false, not authentic, not genuine

    false, bogus, fake, counterfeit

    genuine, representative

  2. spuriousadjective

    bastardly, illegitimate

    counterfeit, fake, bogus, false

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  1. spurious

    counterfeit, false, not genuine, unauthentic, forged, adulterate, ungenuine, bastard, supposititious, groundless, ascititious

    true, genuine, veritable, unadulterated, legitimate, authentic

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  1. specious, spuriousadjective

    plausible but false

    "a specious claim"; "spurious inferences"

    gilded, bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten, meretricious, specious, inauthentic, unauthentic

    echt, genuine, true, legitimate

  2. bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten, spuriousadjective

    born out of wedlock

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

    bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten, mean, specious, inauthentic, unauthentic

    genuine, true, legitimate, echt

  3. inauthentic, unauthentic, spuriousadjective

    intended to deceive

    "a spurious work of art"

    specious, misbegot, bastardly, misbegotten, unauthentic, inauthentic

    legitimate, echt, genuine, true

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  1. spuriousadjective

    illegitimate, bastard

  2. spuriousadjective

    counterfeit, supposititious, meretricious, deceitful, sham, false, mock, pretended, feigned, clap-trap, fictitious, unauthentic, make-believe, not genuine

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  1. spuriousadjective

    counterfeit, sham, false, mock, adulterine, unauthentic

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  1. List of paraphrases for "spurious":

    false, fallacious, illegitimate, bogus, fake, non-pivotal, counterfeit

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  1. Devin Nunes:

    They are citing spurious national security concerns to evade congressional oversight while leaking information to The Washington Post ostensibly about classified meetings, congress has a right and a duty to get this information and we will succeed in getting this information, regardless of whatever fantastic stories the DOJ and FBI spin to The Washington Post.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    I think what Sean Spicer and the President wanted was to take this spurious claim and try to bury it in a closed hearing in the intelligence committee. We're not going to allow that to happen. We're going to air this very publicly.

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