n. 1 a mania for great or grandiose performance
2 a delusional mental disorder that is marked by
infantile feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur
adj. 1 not genuine, not being what it purports
to be, not proceeding from the pretended source (a spurious excuse).
2 having an outward similarity of form or function only.
3 (of offspring) illegitimate. spuriously adv.
spuriousness n. [Latin spurius 'false']
- from the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, 9th ed.