V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: describes something that sounds true, but is actually false
Synonyms: misleading, incorrect, plausible, wrong, untrue, false, deceptive, ostensible, presumable
Antonyms: true, right, correct
Tips: Specious is derived from the Latin speciosus, which means "appearance." Specious describes things that appear to be true, but are really false.
Her argument was specious and misleading. (incorrect, wrong, false)
He believed her made up story because it was specious. (plausible, misleading, deceptive)
The politician made several specious promises and claims in order to try to wind the election. (misleading, false)
I could see right through his specious argument, and I knew that he was trying to mislead me. (false, misleading)
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