English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'spurious'

(adjective) 
Definition
not genuine or real
a spurious framework for analysis
Synonyms
false
He paid for a false passport.
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bogus
bogus insurance claims
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sham
The election has been denounced as a sham by world leaders.
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pretended
Todd shrugged with pretended indifference.
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artificial
The sauce was glutinous and tasted artificial.
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forged
She was carrying a forged American passport.
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fake
The bank manager is said to have issued fake certificates.
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mock
`It's tragic,' he swooned in mock horror.
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imitation
a set of novels bound in imitation leather
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simulated
a necklace of simulated pearls
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contrived
It mustn't sound like a contrived compliment.
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pseudo (informal)
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counterfeit
He admitted possessing and delivering counterfeit currency.
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feigned
He answered me with feigned indifference.
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ersatz
an electric fire with ersatz logs
, ,
unauthentic
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phoney or phony (informal)
Opposites
, , , , , , , ,
kosher (informal)
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dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of artificial
Definition
made in imitation of a natural product
The sauce was glutinous and tasted artificial.
Synonyms
phoney or phony (informal),
pseudo (informal),
fabricated,
in the sense of bogus
Definition
not genuine
bogus insurance claims
Synonyms
pseudo (informal),
phoney or phony (informal),
in the sense of contrived
It mustn't sound like a contrived compliment.

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