Word – Spurious
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Spurious – Word of the Day
Not genuine/authentic. False/Fake
Also Something of inferior quality
Comes from the Latin word spurius, meaning “false”. In the late 16th century, the word spurious meant, “born out of wedlock”
- Thousands of people die drinking spurious liquor every year.
- There are a lot of spurious paintings of Picasso sold online.
- You have to be careful while buying saffron from the market. It could be spurious.
- This spurious reasoning will lead to disaster.
- I wasted $1000 dollars on an engagement ring with a spurious diamond. I am infuriated!
- The guy I met at the nightclub last night made a spurious claim about being connected to the royal family.
- Lauren: Hey Dani, nice handbag!
- Dani: Thanks Lauren. I got it from Canal Street for $100! How great is that?
- Lauren: Whoops, I think you got ripped off. Canal Street is known for the sale of spurious goods. That handbag’s most likely a fake.
- Dani: Oh, damn it! What a waste of a hundred dollars!
- Most Italian “Extra Virgin” olive oil you see on shelves, is spurious, as it’s blended with other low quality oils to cut costs.
- This spurious milk controversy is making the entire dairy industry look bad.
- I was convicted five years ago on a “selling spurious food products” charge.
- The Prime Minister decimated the Opposition Leader’s spurious objections to the bill.
- The priests committee set up a spurious trust which was a front for drug trafficking.