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Definition 1: plausible but false - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a specious claim
  • spurious inferences

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(specious is similar to ...) not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality

"gave false testimony under oath" "false tales of bravery"

Definition 2: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for specious in the sense of this definition

(specious is similar to ...) lacking sincerity

"a charming but thoroughly insincere woman" "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

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