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

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

Latin specissus ‘beautiful, plausible’


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