Specious Definition

Seeming to be good, sound, correct, logical, etc. without really being so; plausible but not genuine.
Specious logic.
Webster's New World
Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious.
A specious argument.
American Heritage
Pleasing to the sight.
Webster's New World
Deceptively appealing.
American Heritage

Origin of Specious

  • Middle English attractive from Latin speciōsus from speciēs appearance spek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin speciōsus (“good-looking").

    From Wiktionary

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