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Word: spurious

Definition: false; counterfeit; forged; illogical; Ex. spurious arguments


Sentences Containing 'spurious'

But it preaches nothing of the sort; its moral, so far as it can be said to have one, is that the spurious enthusiasm that is born of vanity and self-conceit, that is made an end in itself, not a means to an end, that acts on mere impulse, regardless of circumstances and consequences, is mischievous to its owner, and a very considerable nuisance to the community at large.

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