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spurious

(of a plant part or organ) having the appearance of another part but differing from it in origin, development, or function; false
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The spurious wise, however, all the priests, the world-weary, and those whose souls are of feminine and servile nature--oh, how hath their game all along abused selfishness!
The spurious prudence, making the senses final, is the god of sots and cowards, and is the subject of all comedy.
She also stumbled, with a large balance of success against her failures, through various philanthropic recommendations to Try our Mixture, Try our Family Black, Try our Orange-flavoured Pekoe, challenging competition at the head of Flowery Teas; and various cautions to the public against spurious establishments and adulterated articles.
A carriage at the gate, and Mortimer's man arrives, looking rather like a spurious Mephistopheles and an unacknowledged member of that gentleman's family.
The fellow (gentleman, as he styled himself) can hardly have been other than a spurious interloper; for, instead of seeking office from the king or the royal governor, or urging his hereditary claim to Eastern lands, he bethought himself of no better avenue to wealth than by cutting a shop-door through the side of his ancestral residence.
Bygrave's attempt to pass off his spurious pictures as originals was in progress, but she did not trouble herself to utter a single word of remark when it had come to an end.
Accused Qaiser Mehmood was arrested and a huge quantity of unregistered/unwarranted and spurious injections of RISK (vile) purportedly manufactured by Getz Pharma was seized .
The minister said that campaigns against spurious drugs and fake drugs are conducted regularly and DRAP has initiated the process of World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualification of CDL, Karachi to strengthen the quality control of drugs used in the country.
QUETTA: The crusader against the drug Mafia mainly the gang involved in business of fake, spurious and unregistered drug who was removed from his post unceremoniously is back on duty.
SWABI -- The district administration started crackdown against spurious manufacturing factories in the district after intelligence reports gathered under a well- planned strategy during the last few weeks.
RTI query reveals 10-20% of drugs found in major states are spurious
Some cases of sale of spurious, sub-standard and expired drugs have been detected by the State Drugs Control Authorities.