Spurious reasoning; a spurious justification.
An example of spurious is the prediction that the world would end on December 21, 2012.
Spurious poems attributed to Shakespeare.
Origin of spurious
- From Late Latin spurius from Latin illegitimate probably of Etruscan origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Late Latin spurius (“illegitimate, bastardly"), from spurcus (“foul, base, low")