- spurge family,
- spurge laurel,
- spurgeon, charles haddon,
- spurious ankylosis,
- spurious wing,
Origin of spurious
Examples from the Web for spurious
President Obama repeated the spurious gender wage gap statistic in his State of the Union address.
A spurious, wrong-headed idea that spreads virally and poisons public discourse.
With more than 360,000 people, a resurrected New Orleans stands out in high relief from the spurious values of the Tea Party.Eight Years After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Has Been Resurrected|Jason Berry|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She was aware how often spurious communications followed the death of a public figure.
Corry argues that this is merely a political opinion, backed by questionable and spurious data.Savaging Primitives: Why Jared Diamond’s ‘The World Until Yesterday’ Is Completely Wrong|Stephen Corry|January 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Robert began to mask, as was his habit, a tendency to soft-heartedness with a spurious anger.Roads of Destiny|O. Henry
Merely to point out the mixture of what is late and spurious in them, is to touch but the fringes of the matter.Celtic Literature|Matthew Arnold
It is not the hypocritical wisdom of earth, the spurious invitation, but the genuine article.Studies in the Epistle of James|A. T. Robertson
The naïveté of the mistake on which this spurious Art was founded is really amusing.
Examination instantly detected the spurious character of the deed, which had been fabricated by the attorney.A Book About Lawyers|John Cordy Jeaffreson
Word Origin for spurious
1590s, "born out of wedlock," from Latin spurius "illegitimate, false" (cf. Italian spurio, Spanish espurio), from spurius (n.) "illegitimate child," probably from Etruscan spural "public." Sense of "having an irregular origin, not properly constituted" is from c.1600; that of "false, sham" is from 1610s.