Spurious – meaning of the word and examples

Of illegitimate birth: Bastard. (Merriam – Webster)

Outwardly similar or corresponding to something without having its genuine qualities: False. (Merriam – Webster)

Of falsified or erroneously attributed origin: Forged. (Merriam – Webster)

Of a deceitful nature or quality. (Merriam – Webster)

Not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit. (Dictionary.com)

Biology (of two or more parts, etc.) having a similar appearance but a different structure. (Dictionary.com)

Of illegitimate birth; bastard. (Dictionary.com)

Not being what it purports to be; false or fake. (Oxford Dictionaries)

(of a line of reasoning) apparently but not actually valid. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Archaic (of offspring) illegitimate. (Oxford Dictionaries)

False and not what it appears to be, or (of reasons and judgements) based on something that has not been correctly understood and therefore false. (Cambridge Dictionary)


Spurious meaning of the word. 


Spurious correlations.


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