1Argument in which the speaker deliberately ignores aspects that are unfavorable to their point of view.
- No one engaged in special pleading.
- The professor's statement was itself a piece of special pleading, by a fine scholar determined to avoid theoretical discussions.
- This is a most remarkable piece of special pleading.
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Syllabification: spe·cial plead·ing
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