reasoning contrary to the rules of logic; faulty argument
Origin of paralogismMiddle French paralogisme from Late Latin paralogismus from Classical Greek paralogismos from paralogizesthai, to reason illogically from para-, beyond (see para-) + logizesthai, to reason from logos, a discourse, reason: see logic
A fallacious or illogical argument or conclusion.
Origin of paralogismLate Latin paralogismus from Greek paralogismos from paralogos unreasonable para- beyond ; see para- 1. logos reason ; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle French paralogisme, form Latin paralogismus, from Ancient Greek Ï€Î±ÏÎ±Î»Î¿Î³Î¹ÏƒÎ¼ÏŒÏ‚ (paralogismos).