A Word A Day : Fallacious
Monday, 24th March 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : fe-láy-sh-ess
1. containing or involving a mistaken belief or idea
2. tending to mislead
3. containing or based on a fallacy
4. based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information
Alteration of Middle English fallace - from Old French - from Latin fallācia - deceit - from fallāx - fallāc- deceitful - from fallere - to deceive
beguiling, bum, deceiving, deceptive, deluding, delusive, delusory, erroneous, fake, false, fictitious, fishy, fraudulent, illogical, illusory, incorrect, invalid, irrational, jivey, mad, misleading, mistaken, off, phony, reasonless, sophistic, sophistical, spurious, unfounded, ungrounded, unreal, unreasonable, unreasoned, unsound, untrue, way off, wrong
means intended to deceive.
means liable to make a mistake or to be inaccurate or erroneous.
means not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality or deliberately deceptive or not genuine or real.
means intended to deceive or cheat.
means causing one to believe what is not true or likely to mislead someone.
is used when what is being avoided is physical capture or apprehension.
is used when what is being avoided is direct or relevant response to a verbal challenge.
correct, substantiated, true, valid, veritable
• The great enemies of intellectual life are superstition, gullibility and fallacious
• But the mind of man not only refuses to believe this explanation, but plainly says that this method of explanation is fallacious
, because in it a weaker phenomenon is taken as the cause of a stronger.
• Your argument is based on a fallacious
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