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Synonyms for spurious
ˈspyʊər i əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. specious, spurious(adj)

    plausible but false

    "a specious claim"; "spurious inferences"

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

    Antonyms:
    echt, genuine, true, legitimate

  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

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

    Antonyms:
    genuine, true, legitimate, echt

  3. inauthentic, unauthentic, spurious(adj)

    intended to deceive

    "a spurious work of art"

    Synonyms:
    specious, misbegot, bastardly, misbegotten, unauthentic, inauthentic

    Antonyms:
    legitimate, echt, genuine, true

Wiktionary

  1. spurious(adjective)

    false, not authentic, not genuine

    Synonyms:
    false, bogus, fake, counterfeit

    Antonyms:
    genuine, representative

  2. spurious(adjective)

    bastardly, illegitimate

    Synonyms:
    counterfeit, fake, bogus, false

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spurious

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

    Antonyms:
    true, genuine, veritable, unadulterated, legitimate, authentic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spurious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    illegitimate, bastard

  2. spurious(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spurious(a)

    Synonyms:
    counterfeit, sham, false, mock, adulterine, unauthentic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use spurious in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. 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.

  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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