spu·ri·ous /ˈspjʊrɪəs/ 形容詞
1. Not proceeding from the true source, or from the source pretended; not genuine; counterfeit; false; adulterate.
2. Not legitimate; bastard; as, spurious issue. “Her spurious firstborn.”
Spurious primary, or Spurious quill Zool., the first, or outer, primary quill when rudimentary or much reduced in size, as in certain singing birds.
Spurious wing Zool., the bastard wing, or alula.
Syn: -- Counterfeit; false; adulterate; supposititious; fictitious; bastard.
-- Spu*ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Spu*ri*ous*ness, n.
adj 1: plausible but false; "specious reasoning"; "the spurious
inferences from obsolescent notions of causality"-
Ethel Albert [syn: specious]
2: born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed
away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman
[syn: bastard, bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten]
3: intended to deceive; "a spurious work of art" [syn: inauthentic,