Definitions for fallaciousfəˈleɪ ʃəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fal•la•ciousfəˈleɪ ʃəs(adj.)

  1. containing a fallacy; logically unsound:

    fallacious arguments.

  2. deceptive; misleading.

Origin of fallacious:

1500–10; < L fallāx deceitful


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fallacious, unsound(adj)

    containing or based on a fallacy

    "fallacious reasoning"; "an unsound argument"

  2. deceitful, fallacious, fraudulent(adj)

    intended to deceive

    "deceitful advertising"; "fallacious testimony"; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge; "a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"

  3. fallacious(adj)

    based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information

    "fallacious hope"


  1. fallacious(Adjective)

    Characterized by fallacy; false or mistaken.

  2. fallacious(Adjective)

    Deceptive or misleading.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fallacious(adj)

    embodying or pertaining to a fallacy; illogical; fitted to deceive; misleading; delusive; as, fallacious arguments or reasoning

Translations for fallacious

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


wrong, mistaken or showing false reasoning

a fallacious argument.

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