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spurious

adjective uk   /ˈspjʊə.ri.əs/ us    /ˈspjʊr.i-/
false and not what it appears to be, or (of reasons and judgments) based on something that has not been correctly understood and therefore false: Some of the arguments in favour of shutting the factory are questionable and others downright spurious.
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