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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Specious(0.01295 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Specious.
English → English (WordNet)
adj 1: plausible but false; “specious reasoning”; “the spurious
inferences from obsolescent notions of causality”-
Ethel Albert [syn: spurious]
2: plausible but false; “a specious claim”
3: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; “the gilded and
perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility”; “meretricious
praise”; “a meretricious argument” [syn: gilded, meretricious]
English → English (gcide)
Specious \Spe"cious\, a. [L. speciosusgood-looking, beautiful,
specious, fr. species look, show, appearance; cf. F.
sp['e]coeux. See Species.]
1. Presenting a pleasing appearance; pleasing in form or
Some [serpents] specious and beautiful to the eye.
The rest, far greater part,
Will deem in outward rites and specious forms
Religion satisfied. --Milton.
2. Apparently right; superficially fair, just, or correct,
but not so in reality; appearing well at first view;
plausible; as, specious reasoning; a specious argument.
Misled for a moment by the specious names of
religion, liberty, and property. --Macaulay.
In consequence of their greater command of specious
expression. --J. Morley.
Syn: Plausible; showy; ostensible; colorable; feasible. See
[1913 Webster] -- Spe"xious*ly, adv. --