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Definitions for fallacious
fəˈleɪ ʃəsfal·la·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fallacious, unsoundadjective

    containing or based on a fallacy

    "fallacious reasoning"; "an unsound argument"

  2. deceitful, fallacious, fraudulentadjective

    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. fallaciousadjective

    based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information

    "fallacious hope"

Wiktionary

  1. fallaciousadjective

    Characterized by fallacy; false or mistaken.

  2. fallaciousadjective

    Deceptive or misleading.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fallaciousadjective

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. fallacious

    based on a mistaken belief, untrue, false

    "fallacious arguments"

    Submitted by cathi_b on June 20, 2020  

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Numerology

  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

Examples of fallacious in a Sentence

  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.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Do not always trust the spoken word because lies are easy when one cannot verify with facts; but the eyes can instantly nullify a thousand fallacious spoken words.

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  • 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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