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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 parallelisms which occur in the so-called Apology of Xenophon are not worth noticing, because the writing in which they are contained is manifestly spurious. The statements of the Memorabilia respecting the trial and death of Socrates agree generally with Plato; but they have lost the flavour of Socratic irony in the narrative of Xenophon.
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.
All said these companies have disowned the recovered injections and declared them spurious.
Part of the difficulty appears to be a lack of clear-cut regulations concerning radar spurious signal emissions.
ISLAMABAD -- The drug testing laboratories have tested and analyzed 87,787 samples during 18 months under a campaign launched to curb spurious drug in the country.
MULTAN -- The agriculture department has seized spurious pesticides from Basti Malook area.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 29 (ANI): With an aim to check illegal practices of manufacturing spurious drugs, the Health Ministry has directed states to create intelligence cells to expose and bust such rackets.