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spurious

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adjective
  • lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit [Princeton Review]
  • not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit [Webster]
  • not genuine or authentic; false or fake [Barron]
  • outwardly similar or corresponding to something without having its genuine qualities; false [Taisha]

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