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.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'beautiful'): from Latin speciosus 'fair', from species (see species).
Words that rhyme with speciousfacetious, Lucretius
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.