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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • adj. Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious: a specious argument.
  • adj. Deceptively attractive.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • adj. Seemingly well-reasoned or factual, but actually fallacious or insincere; strongly held but false.
  • adj. Having an attractive appearance intended to generate a favorable response; deceptively attractive.
  • adj. Beautiful, pleasing to look at.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • adj. Presenting a pleasing appearance; pleasing in form or look; showy.
  • adj. Apparently right; superficially fair, just, or correct, but not so in reality; appearing well at first view; plausible
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Pleasing to the eye; externally fair or showy; appearing beautiful or charming; sightly; beautiful.
  • Superficially fair, just, or correct; appearing well; apparently right; plausible; beguiling: as, specious reasoning; a specious argument; a specious person or book.
  • Appearing actual, or in reality; actually existing; not imaginary.
  • Pertaining to species or a species.
  • Synonyms Colorable, Plausible, etc. See ostensible.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • adj. based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
  • adj. plausible but false
  • Equivalent
    insincere    false   
    Cross Reference
    Words with the same meaning
    ostensible    showy    plausible    feasible    colorable    flimsy    colored    fallacious    insincere    meretricious   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    plausible    deceitful    sophistical    deceptive    fallacious    insidious    delusive    unfounded    frivolous    false