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Definition of Spurious


  1. Not proceeding from the true source, or from the source pretended; not genuine; false; adulterate.
  2. Not legitimate; bastard; as, spurious issue.

Spurious Quotations

We live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups. I ask, in my writing, 'What is real?' Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms.
Philip K. Dick

Balancing a nominal budget will solve nothing, and attempting to achieve such a spurious balance will produce much mischief.
William Vickrey

Happy is the novelist who manages to preserve an actual love letter that he received when he was young within a work of fiction, embedded in it like a clean bullet in flabby flesh and quite secure there, among spurious lives.
Vladimir Nabokov

Do not bury our glorious orthodoxy in the treacherous pit of a spurious conservatism.
Abraham Kuyper

I enjoy reading blogs, but am not interested in having my spurious thoughts out there.
Brian Greene
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Spurious Translations

spurious in Spanish is espurio
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