HyperDic: specious_argument

English > 1 sense of the expression specious argument:
NOUNcommunicationspecious argumentan argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious / fallacious
English > specious argument: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious / fallacious.
Narrowerspecial pleadingAn argument that ignores all unfavorable evidence
straw man, strawmanA weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
vicious circleAn argument that assumes that which is to be proved
Broaderargument, statementA fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true

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