Definition of spurious in English:

spurious

Line breaks: spuri|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈspjʊərɪəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

spuriously

adverb
More example sentences
  • He was Clement Moore, who would one day enter history (perhaps spuriously, a recent scholar contends) as the author of ‘The Night Before Christmas.’
  • Most independent advisers simply look at how funds have performed in the past, arguing - somewhat spuriously - that if a manager has outperformed his peers over the past few years, there is no reason why he or she can't continue to do so.
  • An early study by Logan reported a 90% rate (although, as discussed below, that rate may be spuriously high).

spuriousness

noun
More example sentences
  • They were laughably crude with obvious misspellings and badly formed HTML, often directing receivers to poorly drawn counterfeit web sites that gave many visual and technical clues to their spuriousness.
  • The spuriousness of his Hebrew etymologies suggests, but does not prove, that he did not know Hebrew.

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'born out of wedlock'): from Latin spurius 'false' + -ous.

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