fallacious

  • 1 Fallacious — Fal*la cious, a. [L. fallaciosus, fr. fallacia: cf. F. fallacieux. See {Fallacy}.] Embodying or pertaining to a fallacy; illogical; fitted to deceive; misleading; delusive; as, fallacious arguments or reasoning. {Fal*la cious*ly}, adv. {Fal*la… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fallacious — [fə lā′shəs] adj. [L fallaciosus] 1. containing a fallacy; erroneous [fallacious reasoning] 2. a) misleading or deceptive b) causing disappointment; delusive fallaciously adv. fallaciousness n …

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  • 3 fallacious — I adjective abounding in error, beguiling, contrary to fact, deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, delusive, delusory, devoid of truth, distorted, erroneous, fallax, false, faultful, faulty, faulty in logic, fraudulent, groundless, guileful, illusive …

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  • 4 fallacious — c.1500, from FALLACY (Cf. fallacy) (L. fallacia) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Fallaciously; fallaciousness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 fallacious — sophistical, casuistical (see under FALLACY) Analogous words: irrational, unreasonable: *misleading, deceptive, delusive, delusory: equivocal, ambiguous (see OBSCURE) Antonyms: sound, valid …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 fallacious — [adj] false, wrong beguiling, deceiving, deceptive, deluding, delusive, delusory, erroneous, fictitious, fishy*, fraudulent, illogical, illusory, incorrect, invalid, irrational, mad, misleading, mistaken, off*, phony, reasonless, sophistic,… …

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  • 7 fallacious — fallaciously, adv. fallaciousness, n. /feuh lay sheuhs/, adj. 1. containing a fallacy; logically unsound: fallacious arguments. 2. deceptive; misleading: fallacious testimony. 3. disappointing; delusive: a fallacious peace. [1500 10; < L… …

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  • 8 fallacious — adjective 1. containing or based on a fallacy fallacious reasoning an unsound argument • Syn: ↑unsound • Similar to: ↑invalid • Derivationally related forms: ↑unsoundness …

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  • 9 fallacious — [[t]fəle͟ɪʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If an idea, argument, or reason is fallacious, it is wrong because it is based on a fallacy. [FORMAL] Their main argument is fallacious, and their conclusions untenable. Syn: false …

    English dictionary

  • 10 fallacious — /fəˈleɪʃəs/ (say fuh layshuhs) adjective 1. deceptive: fallacious evidence. 2. containing a fallacy; logically unsound: fallacious arguments. –fallaciously, adverb –fallaciousness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 fallacious — adjective Date: 1509 1. embodying a fallacy < a fallacious conclusion > 2. tending to deceive or mislead ; delusive • fallaciously adverb • fallaciousness noun …

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  • 12 fallacious — adj. Fallacious is used with these nouns: ↑argument …

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  • 13 fallacious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. erroneous, deceptive, misleading, fraudulent; see false 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [fuh LAY shus] based on fallacy, erroneous, false. His statements about green cheese on the moon were… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 fallacious — fal|la|cious [fəˈleıʃəs] adj formal containing or based on false ideas ▪ Such an argument is misleading, if not wholly fallacious. >fallaciously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 fallacious — adjective formal containing or based on false ideas: Such an argument is misleading, if not wholly fallacious. fallaciously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 fallacious — adjective we almost printed his fallacious information Syn: erroneous, false, untrue, wrong, incorrect, flawed, inaccurate, mistaken, misinformed, misguided; specious, spurious, bogus, fictitious, fabricated, made up; groundless, unfounded …

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  • 17 fallacious — fal•la•cious [[t]fəˈleɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) containing a fallacy; logically unsound: fallacious arguments[/ex] 2) deceptive; misleading • Etymology: 1500–10; < L fallāx deceitful fal•la′cious•ly, adv. fal•la′cious•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 fallacious — fallacy ► NOUN (pl. fallacies) 1) a mistaken belief. 2) a failure in reasoning which makes an argument invalid. DERIVATIVES fallacious adjective. ORIGIN Latin fallacia, from fallere deceive …

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  • 19 fallacious — adjective a) Characterized by fallacy; false or mistaken. b) Deceptive or misleading. See Also: fail, failure, fallacy, fallibilism …

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  • 20 fallacious — Synonyms and related words: Albigensian, Arian, Barmecidal, Barmecide, Catharist, Donatist, Ebionitist, Erastian, Gnostic, Jansenist, Jansenistic, Jovinianist, Jovinianistic, Lollard, Manichaean, Monophysite, Monophysitic, Montanist, Montanistic …

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