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Synonyms for specious
ˈspi ʃəsspe·cious

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. speciousadjective

    Having an attractive appearance intended to generate a favorable response; deceptively attractive.


  2. speciousadjective

    insincere, fallacious

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. specious

    plausible, showy, ostensible, colorable, fair-spoken

    inadmissible, self-contradictory, absurd, unreasonable

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. specious, spuriousadjective

    plausible but false

    "a specious claim"; "spurious inferences"

    gilded, bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten, meretricious, spurious, inauthentic, unauthentic

    true, sincere

  2. gilded, meretricious, speciousadjective

    based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

    "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument"

    tawdry, flashy, garish, gilded, luxurious, gimcrack, meretricious, tacky, aureate, trashy, golden, flash, spurious, sumptuous, loud, brassy, cheap, princely, gold, grand, deluxe, tatty, gaudy, gilt, opulent

    true, sincere

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  1. speciousadjective

    fair (apparently, but not really), plausible, colorable, ostensible

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. speciousadjective

    plausible, obvious, manifest

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  1. List of paraphrases for "specious":

    fallacious, paradoxical, misleading, deceptive

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  1. Dan Moulthrop:

    This is a specious attempt to smear an organization that has done nothing other than insist on fair debates where facts and the truth are respected.

  2. Don Barthelme:

    The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.

  3. Rita Glavin:

    The timing of this charge, on the eve of Tish James ' announcing Tish James ' run for Governor, is highly suspect and should give all of us pause that the heavy hand of politics is behind this decision, we expect clear-headed people will make better decisions going forward, but should this case move forward we are prepared to vigorously defend the Governor and challenge every aspect of the specious, inconsistent and uncorroborated allegations made against him.

  4. Erik Haas:

    The company continues to believe that these claims are specious and lack scientific merit, however, as the bankruptcy court recognized, resolving these cases in the tort system would take decades and impose significant costs on LTL and the system.

  5. Bernard Mandeville:

    Ashamed of the many frailties they feel within, all men endeavor to hide themselves, their ugly nakedness, from each other, and wrapping up the true motives of their hearts in the specious cloak of sociableness, and their concern for the public good, they are in hopes of concealing their filthy appetites and the deformity of their desires.

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