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spurious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word spurious

(adj) plausible but false
Synonyms : specious
Example Sentence
  • a specious claim
  • spurious inferences

(adj) born out of wedlock
Synonyms : bastardly , misbegot , misbegotten
Example Sentence
  • the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring

(adj) intended to deceive
Synonyms : inauthentic , unauthentic
Example Sentence
  • a spurious work of art

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for spurious

s-PURE+ious...pure means true...spurious means the opposite of it..which is FALSE,CONTERFEIT
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by evapsmile

Sounds like "furious". You get furious when you hear spurious arguments.
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by cp.jethani

Read it: s-poor-ious argument.
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by garrulous

s pur ious- sounds like "s its pure lies"
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by sunilwritesgre

to "spurn" means to reject. So you SPURn anything that is SPURious (false).
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by lollipop

The polka dotted sponges in the aquarium were not the real, rare ones living in the ocean. They were fake.
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by itspossible

Split "Spurious" into spur+ious, where spur means instantly(spur of the moment). So anything done without much thought and immediately can result in falsehood or may be illogical.
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by jinnie

you get furious when you get spurious (counterfeit)dollar bills
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by sap

the fast and the spurious.lol
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by pragati_gupta

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