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Definition 1: intended to deceive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fallacious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deceitful advertising
  • fallacious testimony
  • smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice
  • a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes

Synonyms for fallacious in the sense of this definition

(fallacious is similar to ...) deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

Definition 2: based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fallacious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fallacious hope

(fallacious is similar to ...) not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth

"an incorrect calculation" "the report in the paper is wrong" "your information is wrong" "the clock showed the wrong time" "found themselves on the wrong road" "based on the wrong assumptions"

Definition 3: containing or based on a fallacy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fallacious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fallacious reasoning
  • an unsound argument

Synonyms for fallacious in the sense of this definition

(fallacious is similar to ...) having no cogency or legal force

"invalid reasoning" "an invalid driver's license"

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