Speciosity
Speciosity Spe`ci*os"i*ty, n.; pl. {Speciocities}. [Cf. LL. {speciositas}.] 1. The quality or state of being specious; speciousness. [1913 Webster]

Professions built so largely on speciosity, instead of performance. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is specious. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]


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