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Synonyms for spurious
ˈspyʊər i əs

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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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spurious

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

    true, genuine, veritable, unadulterated, legitimate, authentic

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spuriousadjective

    illegitimate, bastard

  2. spuriousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spuriousadjective

    counterfeit, sham, false, mock, adulterine, unauthentic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spurious":

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

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How to use spurious in a sentence?

  1. Armie Hammer:

    I’m not responding to these bulls--t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic, lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.

  2. Eliot Engel:

    This spurious, after-the-fact explanation won't do. We need answers and testimony, so I look forward to Secretary (of State Mike) Pompeo testifying before the committee at an open Feb. 28 hearing on Iran and Iraq policy, including the Soleimani strike and war powers.

  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. Chuck Schumer:

    I want to address the vote the Senate took yesterday on the point of order raised by the junior Senator from Kentucky, i regret to say: for 45 Republican Senators to vote for a spurious constitutional objection to the coming impeachment trial was deeply, deeply, irresponsible.

  5. Cody Lusk:

    The truth stands: imported autos and auto parts are simply not a national security threat, using this spurious claim as justification to force our trading partners into new negotiations will only create more uncertainty for America's entire auto industry.

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