adverb see specious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • speciously — specious ► ADJECTIVE 1) superficially plausible, but actually wrong. 2) misleading in appearance. DERIVATIVES speciously adverb speciousness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «beautiful»: from Latin speciosus fair, plausible …   English terms dictionary

  • speciously — See specious. * * * …   Universalium

  • speciously — adverb In a specious manner, fallaciously, erroneously …   Wiktionary

  • speciously — adv. in a specious manner, superficially true or good; in a deceptively attractive manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • speciously — spe·cious·ly …   English syllables

  • speciously — adverb in a specious manner • Derived from adjective: ↑specious …   Useful english dictionary

  • speciously attractive — index meretricious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • specious — speciously, adv. speciousness, n. /spee sheuhs/, adj. 1. apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible: specious arguments. 2. pleasing to the eye but deceptive. 3. Obs. pleasing to the eye; fair. [1350… …   Universalium

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  • specious — adjective Etymology: Middle English, visually pleasing, from Latin speciosus beautiful, plausible, from species Date: 1513 1. obsolete showy 2. having deceptive attraction or allure 3. having a false look of truth or genuineness ; sophistic <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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