- plural form of fallacy
Fallacies are defined as false ideas or beliefs that are based on unsound arguments.
An example of fallacies are the stories told by a person and passed off as truth just because most people believe the stories to be true.
- Mill and the Book of Fallacies by Bingham.
- Several of his most striking contributions to knowledge originated in the discovery of errors or fallacies in the work of his great predecessors in astronomy.
- In all other questions of this kind he shows himself far in advance of the economic fallacies of the day.
- He managed also to hear Blackstone's lectures at Oxford, but says that he immediately detected the fallacies which underlay the rounded periods of the future judge.
- What was mistaken for it was fashioned in the heat of controversy by men whose interests were practical rather than scientific, who could not write correct English, and revealed in their reasoning the usual fallacies of the merely practical man' So the " old Political Economy " lies shattered.