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spurious

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1 being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud
  • a spurious Picasso painting that wouldn't have fooled an art expert for a second

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3 born to a father and mother who are not married
  • the spurious son of Charles II, the Duke of Monmouth would later mount a rebellion in a disastrous attempt to claim the throne

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The first known use of spurious was in 1598

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“Spurious.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spurious. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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