The United Nations has dubbed this specious argument “the legitimacy of blackmail.”
But when the specious claims are directed at the parents of autistic children, the situation has gone from silly to malevolent.
I can only conclude that this reasoning is specious at best, for none can see the future of paths we do not take.
While the public gasped at this specious statement, the defense took over for cross examination.
Such action would also have shown up as specious the argument that "if we do not pay, the talent will go away."
specious enough is that argument: but shortsighted more than enough.
Really, your ladyship talks of servants as if they were not born of the Christian specious.
The Viavi people are said to be obtaining such permission for use of schoolhouses under the specious plea of social hygiene.
But Psychology has also some other supports, specious rather than real.
He could not bear to think that his friend should one day find him, too, a bit of specious insincerity.
plausible but not true; based on pretense; sophistic
Latin specissus 'beautiful, plausible'
c.1400, "pleasing to the sight, fair," from Latin speciosus "good-looking, beautiful," from species "appearance" (see species). Meaning "seemingly desirable, reasonable or probable, but not really so" is first recorded 1610s.