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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.

    delusion, error, hallucination, illusion, phantasm

    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fallacy

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fallacy, false beliefnoun

    a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

    false belief

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fallacynoun

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

  2. fallacynoun

    sophism, sophistry, deceitful argument

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fallacynoun

    deception, delusion, misconception, sophism, sophistry, paralogism

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fallacy":

    falsehood, misconception, illusion, mistake


  1. List of known nicknames for "Fallacy":

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  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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