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Word: specious

Definition: seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)


Sentences Containing 'specious'

Public declarations pass for the specious colouring of a cause.
But though this topic be specious and sublime, it was soon found in practice weak and ineffectual.
As the violations of truth are more common in the testimony concerning religious miracles, than in that concerning any other matter of fact; this must diminish very much the authority of the former testimony, and make us form a general resolution, never to lend any attention to it, with whatever specious pretence it may be covered.

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