fallacy, false belief(noun)
a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception.
An argument, or apparent argument, which professes to be decisive of the matter at issue, while in reality it is not. A specious argument.
deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception
an argument, or apparent argument, which professes to be decisive of the matter at issue, while in reality it is not; a sophism
A fallacy is an argument that uses poor reasoning. An argument can be fallacious whether or not its conclusion is true. A fallacy can be either formal or informal. An error that stems from a poor logical form is sometimes called a formal fallacy or simply an invalid argument. An informal fallacy is an error in reasoning that does not originate in improper logical form. Arguments committing informal fallacies may be formally valid, but still fallacious. Fallacies of presumption fail to prove the conclusion by assuming the conclusion in the proof. Fallacies of weak inference fail to prove the conclusion with insufficient evidence. Fallacies of distraction fail to prove the conclusion with irrelevant evidence, like emotion. Fallacies of ambiguity fail to prove the conclusion due to vagueness in words, phrases, or grammar. Some fallacies are committed intentionally, others unintentionally due to carelessness or ignorance.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fal′a-si, n. something fallacious: deceptive appearance: an apparently genuine but really illogical argument: (obs.) deception.—adj. Fallā′cious, calculated to deceive or mislead: not well founded: causing disappointment: delusive.—adv. Fallā′ciously.—n. Fallā′ciousness. [O. Fr. fallace, deceit—L. fallacia, from fallax, deceptive—fallĕre, to deceive.]
The numerical value of fallacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of fallacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy.
The specialist is one who never makes small mistakes while moving toward the grand fallacy.
It’s a fallacy to think, unless they’re some kind of really exceptional person, that they could flee into the woods with nothing and make it.
The idea of achieving significant savings in a single action is a fallacy. We'll take the opportunities and when you add them all up together, I think they will amount to quite significant improvements.
The fallacy and satanic mindset of Al Shabaab is that in Somalia, they kill Muslims and Somalis, they cross the border here and then say they are killing non-Muslims. That is a tricky way of doing business.
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- заблуда, софизъмBulgarian
- fal·làciaCatalan, Valencian
- logický klam, klamCzech
- Fehlschluss, Täuschung, TrugschlussGerman
- sophisme, tromperie, erreurFrench
- megtévesztés, félrevezetésHungarian
- 欺騙, いんちき, 詭弁, 欺瞞, 迷妄Japanese
- 그릇된 생각Korean
- жаңылыштык, адашууKyrgyz
- drogreden, sofisme, schijnredenDutch
- ложный вывод, обманчивость, софизм, заблуждение, ошибочностьRussian
- zabluda, logička pogreška, obmanaSerbo-Croatian
- bedräglighet, felslutSwedish
- yanlış, yanılgı, mugalata, yanlış inanış, mantıksızlık, yanlış düşünce, yanılımTurkish
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