Definition of 'spurious'
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We can no longer allow dangerous criminals to claim their spurious right to a life. The Sun (2015)Suddenly blowing yourself and other people up for spurious reasons is no laughing matter. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)This has led to warnings from councils that public money is being wasted on spurious claims. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It allows insurers to reject claims for spurious reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The fees were introduced by ministers to deter spurious claims and to encourage settlement. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Solicitors say there has been a surge in spurious claims. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Small businesses do not have the resources to fight off spurious claims. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Publishers are worried that they could be overwhelmed with spurious claims. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Millions of spurious accident claims have pushed up premiums. The Sun (2011)Our enemies will begin to realise that our justice system is an open goal and come rushing with spurious claims. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Such an argument is wholly spurious. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You will encounter a barrage of spurious arguments, and tremendous political difficulty. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is a spurious argument. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Because the soldiers also resisted the impulse to run away, they had to accept my entirely spurious confidence as if it was soundly based. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)He said the number of often highly spurious claims had become'unacceptable'. The Sun (2016)Surely, though, that is a spurious argument. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Highly debatable, yet we cling to all sorts of spurious reasons for the national team's successive failures. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The third is an example of the strong but entirely spurious links that emerge out of'big data' with surprising frequency. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What I don't like is the spurious arguments they employ to justify their addiction. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's as random and superficial as it sounds, much of the reasoning is frankly spurious and an air of smugness pervades it all. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'spurious'
British English: spurious ADJECTIVE
Something that is spurious seems to be genuine, but is false.
He was arrested on spurious corruption charges.
Definition of spurious from the Collins English Dictionary
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