HyperDic: specious

English > 2 senses of the word specious:
ADJECTIVEallspecious, spuriousplausible but false
allspecious, gilded, meretricious, glossybased on pretense
specious > pronunciation
Soundsspiy'shahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > specious: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningPlausible but false.
Example"a specious claim"
Synonymspurious
Broaderfalsenot in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
Spanishespecioso, falso
Nounsspeciousnessan appearance of truth that is false / false or deceptive
Adverbsspeciouslyin a specious / specious manner
English > specious: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningBased on pretense; deceptively pleasing.
Synonymsgilded, meretricious, glossy
Broaderinsincerelacking sincerity
Spanishengañoso, especioso, espurio
Nounsspeciousnessan appearance of truth that is false / false or deceptive

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