Faux vs Spurious - What's the difference?

faux | spurious |


As adjectives the difference between faux and spurious

is that faux is fake or artificial while spurious is false, not authentic, not genuine.

faux

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Fake or artificial
  • clothing made from faux leather
    a faux -archaic style of speech
    faux wine

    Antonyms

    * genuine

    Derived terms

    * faux pas * fauxhawk / fohawk * fauxhemian * fauxlex * fauxmosexual * fauxnetic * fauxtatoes ----

    spurious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • false, not authentic, not genuine
  • * 2013 , Russell Brand, Russell Brand and the GQ awards: 'It's amazing how absurd it seems''' (in ''The Guardian , 13 September 2013)[http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/sep/13/russell-brand-gq-awards-hugo-boss]
  • We witness that there is a relationship between government, media and industry that is evident even at this most spurious and superficial level. These three institutions support one another. We know that however cool a media outlet may purport to be, their primary loyalty is to their corporate backers. We know also that you cannot criticise the corporate backers openly without censorship and subsequent manipulation of this information.
  • (archaic) bastardly, illegitimate
  • * Milton
  • her spurious firstborn

    Synonyms

    * (false) counterfeit, fake, false, bogus * See also * See also

    Antonyms

    * (false) genuine, representative

    Derived terms

    * spuriously * spuriousness