Specious Definition

spēshəs
adjective
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
Specious is defined as something that looks right, or that looks attractive, but is not as it seems.
An argument that seems correct only if you do not think about it very carefully is an example of a specious argument.
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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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