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synonyms for spurious

  • bogus
  • false
  • phony
  • specious
  • affected
  • apocryphal
  • artificial
  • assumed
  • bastard
  • bent
  • bum
  • contrived
  • deceitful
  • deceptive
  • dummy
  • ersatz
  • faked
  • feigned
  • forged
  • framed
  • illegitimate
  • imitation
  • make-believe
  • mock
  • pirate
  • pretend
  • pretended
  • pseudo
  • put-on
  • sham
  • simulated
  • substitute
  • unauthentic
  • ungenuine
  • unreal
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antonyms for spurious

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  • genuine
  • real
  • true
  • valid
  • authentic
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How to use spurious in a sentence

Part of an effective rebuttal to such malicious positions may come from extending our understanding of racism to include the anecdotal, spurious and pseudoscientific birth of these ideas centuries ago.
FACING AMERICA'S HISTORY OF RACISM REQUIRES FACING THE ORIGINS OF 'RACE' AS A CONCEPTANDREW CURRANJULY 10, 2020TIME
After l. 479 Thynne inserts And thus in sorowe lefte me alone; it is spurious; see note.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
And, at the same time, he began to bulk rather large in his own eyes with a certain spurious importance.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
"Certainly not, Mr. Gilbert Rushmere," drawing herself up, with a withering air of spurious dignity.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
He was unjustly accused of an attempt to impose upon the world a spurious volume of letters and papers in the name of Shakspeare.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Whilst earnestly endeavoring to acquire true politeness, avoid that spurious imitation, affectation.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
The blasts of adversity were necessary to winnow the spurious and false away, and to leave the tried and true behind.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
The explanations given by the rabbis of our day are spurious.
THE NECESSITY OF ATHEISMDR. D.M. BROOKS
It has been our somewhat bitter experience that the man who pictures himself as a great adventurer is almost invariably spurious.
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
They failed therefore of necessity to find true virtue, and hit upon a spurious imitation.
SOLOMON MAIMON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.SOLOMON MAIMON
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