HyperDic: strawman

English > 3 senses of the word strawman:
NOUNperson strawman, front man, front, figurehead, nominal head, straw mana person used as a cover for some questionable activity
communicationstrawman, straw mana weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
artifactstrawman, scarecrow, straw man, bird-scarer, scareran effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
English > strawman: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person used as a cover for some questionable activity.
Synonymsfront man, front, figurehead, nominal head, straw man
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 > strawman: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted.
Synonymstraw man
Broaderspecious argumentAn argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious / fallacious
Catalanhome de palla
English > strawman: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds.
Synonymsscarecrow, straw man, 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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