What does fallacious mean?

Definitions for fallaciousfəˈleɪ ʃəs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fallacious.

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

  2. Origin: [L. fallaciosus, fr. fallacia: cf. F. fallacieux. See Fallacy.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallacious in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallacious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edward Gibbon:

    The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.

  2. Primo Levi:

    Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.

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Translations for fallacious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • неверен, лъжлив, измамен, погрешенBulgarian
  • trügerisch, irreführendGerman
  • erróneoSpanish
  • غلطPersian
  • erheellinen, virheellinen, pettävä, erehdyttävä, harhaanjohtava, paikkansapitämätönFinnish
  • fallacieuxFrench
  • ग़लतHindi
  • жаңылыштык, катаKyrgyz
  • bedrieglijkDutch
  • erróneo, falaciosoPortuguese
  • ложный, обманчивый, ошибочныйRussian
  • felaktigSwedish

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