Specious - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspiːʃəs|  American pronunciation of the word specious
Brit.  |ˈspiːʃəs|  British pronunciation of the word specious

adjective

- plausible but false(syn: spurious)

a specious claim

- based on pretense; deceptively pleasing (syn: gilded, glossy, meretricious)

Examples

He justified his actions with specious reasoning.

...a specious argument that really does not stand up under close examination...

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