Specious



adjective
1.
apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible:
specious arguments.
2.
pleasing to the eye but deceptive.
3.
Obsolete. pleasing to the eye; fair.
adjective
1.
apparently correct or true, but actually wrong or false
2.
deceptively attractive in appearance
adjective

plausible but not true; based on pretense; sophistic
Word Origin

Latin specissus ‘beautiful, plausible’

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  • Speciously

    adjective 1. apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible: specious arguments. 2. pleasing to the eye but deceptive. 3. Obsolete. pleasing to the eye; fair. adjective 1. apparently correct or true, but actually wrong or false 2. deceptively attractive in appearance adjective plausible but not true; based on pretense; sophistic […]

  • Speciousness

    adjective 1. apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible: specious arguments. 2. pleasing to the eye but deceptive. 3. Obsolete. pleasing to the eye; fair. adjective 1. apparently correct or true, but actually wrong or false 2. deceptively attractive in appearance adjective plausible but not true; based on pretense; sophistic […]



  • Specious-present

    noun, Philosophy. 1. a short time span in which change and duration are alleged to be directly experienced.

  • Specist

    noun 1. discrimination in favor of one species, usually the human species, over another, especially in the exploitation or mistreatment of animals by humans. noun 1. a belief of humans that all other species of animals are inferior and may therefore be used for human benefit without regard to the suffering inflicted



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