This is also requisite, because, from their speciousness, they are likely to mislead such as take what they read for granted.
Amidst all the speciousness of their claims, she had "found" them false.
The calmness of this reasoning appalled Margaret even more by its speciousness than by its falseness.
Yet there is a speciousness about such an excuse, and we will leave it.
In proportion to the speciousness of his qualities was he to be dreaded.
It has just the speciousness that runs away with young people.
The system of the theorist, disencumbered from all regard to the real nature of things, easily assumed an air of speciousness.
The ignorant justice-loving man, enamoured of the right, is blinded by the speciousness of wrong.
Hence we see that the very essence of a fallacy is its speciousness.
Sir Adrian halted a pace, a little moved by the speciousness of the pleading.
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.