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fallacious

[fuh-ley-shuh s] /fəˈleɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
containing a fallacy; logically unsound:
fallacious arguments.
2.
deceptive; misleading:
fallacious testimony.
3.
disappointing; delusive:
a fallacious peace.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10; < Latin fallāciōsus deceitful, deceptive. See fallacy, -ous
Related forms
fallaciously, adverb
fallaciousness, noun
nonfallacious, adjective
nonfallaciously, adverb
nonfallaciousness, noun
unfallacious, adjective
unfallaciously, adverb
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Examples from the web for fallacious
  • The idea that gratification is a completion of the wish is fallacious.
  • None of those are necessary to recognising fallacious arguments and poor scientific practice.
  • It is fallacious to estimate the magnitude of a health problem due to micronutrient malnutrition using extant signs of deficiency.
British Dictionary definitions for fallacious

fallacious

/fəˈleɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
containing or involving a fallacy; illogical; erroneous
2.
tending to mislead
3.
delusive or disappointing: a fallacious hope
Derived Forms
fallaciously, adverb
fallaciousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fallacious
adj.

c.1500, from fallacy (Latin fallacia) + -ous. Related: Fallaciously; fallaciousness.

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