Resist the easy comforts of complacency, the specious glitter of materialism, the narcotic paralysis of self-satisfaction.
While the public gasped at this specious statement, the defense took over for cross examination.
I can only conclude that this reasoning is specious at best, for none can see the future of paths we do not take.
So specious, in fact, that they are increasingly seen to be rationales to cover outdated forms of prejudice.
This is specious quantification, whether or not differential equations have been incompetently applied.
specious enough is that argument: but shortsighted more than enough.
A specious method of hiding defects in timber, by chopping it in pieces.
The Viavi people are said to be obtaining such permission for use of schoolhouses under the specious plea of social hygiene.
Really, your ladyship talks of servants as if they were not born of the Christian specious.
He could not bear to think that his friend should one day find him, too, a bit of specious insincerity.
plausible but not true; based on pretense; sophistic
Latin specissus 'beautiful, plausible'
c.1400, "pleasing to the sight, fair," from Latin speciosus "good-looking, beautiful," from species "appearance" (see species). Meaning "seemingly desirable, reasonable or probable, but not really so" is first recorded 1610s.