Specious synonyms and antonyms

spē'shəs

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Deceiving or intended to deceive
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In horse management an unsound horse is one suffering ill-health that affects its suitability for its intended work.
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Having a falsely pleasant appearance; sugarcoated.
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Deep-toned, dull, and muffled, as though resounding from something hollow
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Tending to mislead; deceptive.
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Contrary to fact or truth:
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(South African) Of or belonging to a population grouping made up of persons of mixed racial descent or of certain other nonwhite descent, especially as distinguished during apartheid from blacks, Asians, or whites.
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Having a smooth, shiny, lustrous surface:
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The definition of manifest is something that is clear to see or understand.
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Easily perceived or understood; apparent.
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Appearing as such; being such in appearance; professed, supposed (rather than demonstrably true or real).
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Persuasive or ingratiating, especially in an effort to deceive.
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That can or should be questioned or doubted; open to doubt
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Attracting attention in a gaudy or flashy way
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Not faithful or loyal
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Well-grounded on principles or evidence; able to withstand criticism or objection, as an argument; sound
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The definition of true is being loyal, something that is real, factually correct, accurate or provable.
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Being no less than what is stated; worthy of the name:
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Contrary to logic; lacking sense or sound reasoning.
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Invalid is defined as not correct or provable or not legally recognized.
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The definition of spurious is something that is not true.
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Running contrary to the facts:
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Not giving the truth; providing untrue facts; lying.
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Contrary to conscience, morality, or law:
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Free from error or fault; true or accurate.
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Alluring by false, showy charms; attractive in a flashy way; tawdry
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Capable of being believed; believable or plausible:
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That beguiles or beguile.
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Of or characteristic of sophists or sophistry
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Relating to casuistry (attempts to solve moral dilemmas by applying general rules).
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Likely or most likely to be true.
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That may be presumed, or taken for granted; probable
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Readily understood; clear or obvious:
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Being a hypocrite:
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Not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected; as, an unlikely event; the thing you mention is very unlikely. Not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail; unpromising; as, unlikely means.
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So implausible as to elicit disbelief; unbelievable:
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Capable of being colored
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Synonym Study

  • Credible is used of that which is believable because it is supported by evidence, sound logic, etc. a credible account
  • Plausible applies to that which at first glance appears to be true, reasonable, valid, etc. but which may or may not be so, although there is no connotation of deliberate deception a plausible argument
  • Specious applies to that which is superficially reasonable, valid, etc. but is actually not so, and it connotes intention to deceive a specious excuse
Find another word for specious. In this page you can discover 52 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for specious, like: deceptive, unsound, gilded, hollow, misleading, tendentious, sophistry, false, unphilosophical, colored and glossy.