spurious
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(pronounced SPYUR-ee-ehs)

All in all, spurious is a negative word. This adjective can actually designate something as bastard, though it’s not often used in that way. More commonly, it describes something false, forged or fake – i.e., deceitful in quality or nature or imitating something superior.

Example: Emily was appalled to discover that not only had the spurious antiques dealer been faking his French accent since the day they had met at the sidewalk café, but the items he had sold her were just as counterfeit as he was.