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speciosity | specious | specious argument | specious reasoning | speciously | speciousness | speck | specked | speckle | speckled | speckled alder

speciousness

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Noun
 : 
spe=cious=ness

THESAURUS

speciousness

acting, affectation, apparent character, apparent soundness, appearance, appearances, attitudinizing, bluff, bluffing, casuistry, cheating, circularity, color, coloring, deception, deceptiveness, delusion, disguise, disingenuousness, display, dissemblance, dissembling, dissimulation, distortion, equivocalness, equivocation, evasive reasoning, exteriors, external appearance, externals, facade, face, fakery, faking, fallaciousness, fallacy, false air, false front, false show, falsity, feigning, feint, four-flushing, fraud, front, gaudiness, gilt, gloss, humbug, humbuggery, imposture, insincerity, jesuitism, jesuitry, masquerade, mere externals, meretriciousness, misapplication, mystification, obfuscation, obscurantism, ostent, ostentation, outward appearance, outward show, oversubtlety, perversion, philosophism, plausibility, plausibleness, playacting, pose, posing, posture, pretense, pretension, pretext, public image, rationalization, representation, seeming, semblance, sham, show, simulacrum, simulation, sophism, sophistical reasoning, sophistication, sophistry, special pleading, speciosity, specious reasoning, spuriousness, subtlety, superficiality, surface appearance, surface show, vain show, varnish, vicious circle, vicious reasoning, window dressing

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speciousness

& Sophistry

N intuition, instinct, association, hunch, gut feeling, presentiment, premonition, rule of thumb, superstition, astrology, faith (supposition), sophistry, paralogy, perversion, casuistry, jesuitry, equivocation, evasion, chicane, chicanery, quiddet, quiddity, mystification, special pleading, speciousness, nonsense, word sense, tongue sense, false reasoning, vicious reasoning, circular reasoning, petitio principii, ignoratio elenchi, post hoc ergo propter hoc, non sequitur, ignotum per ignotius, misjudgment, false teaching, sophism, solecism, paralogism, quibble, quirk, elenchus, elench, fallacy, quodlibet, subterfuge, subtlety, quillet, inconsistency, antilogy, a delusion, a mockery, and a snare, claptrap, cant, mere words, lame and impotent conclusion, meshes of sophistry, cobwebs of sophistry, flaw in an argument, weak point, bad case, overrefinement, hairsplitting, intuitive, instinctive, impulsive, independent of reason, anterior to reason, gratuitous, hazarded, unconnected, unreasonable, illogical, false, unsound, invalid, unwarranted, not following, inconsequent, inconsequential, inconsistent, absonous, absonant, unscientific, untenable, inconclusive, incorrect, fallacious, fallible, groundless, unproved, non sequitur, it does not follow, deceptive, sophistical, jesuitical, illusive, illusory, specious, hollow, plausible, ad captandum, evasive, irrelevant, weak, feeble, poor, flimsy, loose, vague, irrational, nonsensical, foolish, frivolous, pettifogging, quibbling, finespun, overrefined, at the end of one's tether, au bout de son latin, intuitively, by intuition, illogically, non constat, that goes for nothing.


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