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Definition of Spurious

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

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

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

The House of Representatives was not designed to sit idly by and rubberstamp every piece of legislation sent their way by the Senate, especially legislation passed on a straight party line vote under the spurious policy of reconciliation.
Neal Boortz

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

spurious in Spanish is espurio
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