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Synonyms for fallacy
ˈfæl ə sifal·la·cy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fallacy

    A delusion is a mistaken conviction, an illusion a mistaken perception or inference. An illusion may be wholly of the senses; a delusion always involves some mental error. In an optical illusion the observer sees either what does not exist, or what exists otherwise than as he sees it, as when in a mirage distant springs and trees appear close at hand. We speak of the illusions of fancy or of hope, but of the delusions of the insane. A hallucination is a false image or belief which has nothing, outside of the disordered mind, to suggest it; as, the hallucinations of delirium tremens. Compare DECEPTION; INSANITY.

    Synonyms:
    delusion, error, hallucination, illusion, phantasm

    Antonyms:
    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fallacy

    Synonyms:
    sophistry, error, blunder, misconception, bugbear, fiction, delusion, chimera

    Antonyms:
    truth, verity, fact, logic, argument, soundness, proof, postulate, axiom

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fallacy, false beliefnoun

    a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

    Synonyms:
    false belief

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fallacynoun

    Synonyms:
    illusion, deception, deceit, delusion, mistake, error, misconception, misapprehension

  2. fallacynoun

    Synonyms:
    sophism, sophistry, deceitful argument

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fallacynoun

    Synonyms:
    deception, delusion, misconception, sophism, sophistry, paralogism

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fallacy":

    falsehood, misconception, illusion, mistake

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Fallacy":

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How to use fallacy in a sentence?

  1. Walter Odisho:

    The idea of achieving significant savings in a single action is a fallacy. We'll take the opportunities and when you add them all up together, I think they will amount to quite significant improvements.

  2. Stacey Abrams:

    For me it was déjà vu. I am very aware of the frailty and the fallacy of the notion of acts of democracy in Georgia, we watched the secretary of state in 2018 set up a system of voter suppression and we watched the current secretary of state continue the same work. The reality is this was a mix of incompetence, malfeasance. It was a deliberate indifference to voters and it's a solvable problem.

  3. Caroline Heldman:

    Transgender people expose the fallacy of the natural dichotomy of masculine/feminine, caitlyn’s transformation makes me so happy on one level, but on another level, it reifies socially constructed and damaging gender roles.

  4. Joe Kent:

    Jake Sullivan, Antony Blinken, John Kerry … Jake Sullivan brought in all these guys who really staked their careers on the Iran deal, the JCPOA, in general, I think we continue to do the wrong things because people do n’t want to admit they’re wrong … the gambler’s fallacy.

  5. Benjamin Stolberg:

    An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy.

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