HyperDic: straw_man

English > 3 senses of the expression straw man:
NOUNperson straw man, front man, front, figurehead, nominal head, strawmana person used as a cover for some questionable activity
communicationstraw man, strawmana weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
artifactstraw man, scarecrow, strawman, bird-scarer, scareran effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
English > straw man: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person used as a cover for some questionable activity.
Synonymsfront man, front, figurehead, nominal head, strawman
Broaderdeceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slickersomeone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Spanishencubridor, hombre de paja, tapadera, testaferro
Catalanencobridor, home de palla, tapadora, testaferro
English > straw man: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted.
Synonymstrawman
Broaderspecious argumentAn argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious / fallacious
Catalanhome de palla
English > straw man: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds.
Synonymsscarecrow, strawman, bird-scarer, scarer
Broadereffigy, image, simulacrumA representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
Spanishespantajo, espantapájaros, scarer
Catalanbabarota, espantall, espantaocells

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