Definition of specious in English:
1Superficially plausible, but actually wrong: a specious argument
More example sentences
- This is a specious argument that he has been making.
- These arguments are specious, but they are based on rosy assumptions or bad analogies.
- We should take care to use arguments that aren't specious.
- The government speciously said it withheld to protect the privacy of the advice given by the.
- He offers a speciously complicated analysis.
- The play speciously associates giving all with ultimate return.
- The novel thus exposes the speciousness of social discourses that worked to maintain the theory.
- The speciousness of this argument is apparent.
- A visit to the region reveals the speciousness of its account.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'beautiful'): from Latin speciosus 'fair', from species (see species).
Words that rhyme with speciousfacetious, Lucretius
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