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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: spurius, from Latin (noun), 'child of unmarried parents'

spurious

adjective
     
spu‧ri‧ous
1 a spurious statement, argument etc is not based on facts or good thinking and is likely to be incorrect:
He demolished the Opposition's spurious arguments.
2 insincere:
spurious sympathy
spuriously adverb
spuriousness noun [uncountable]

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