noun, plural fal·la·cies.
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Origin of fallacy
Example sentences from the Web for fallacy
These are the facts to rebut just a few of the fallacies I read on a daily basis about our party.
Masood Aziz outlines six fallacies they perpetuate about the US engagement in Afghanistan.
But this post-partisan dream, it turns out, rested on two fallacies.
The educated world repeated to itself these grotesque fallacies till it lost sight of plain and simple truths.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
All these fallacies are perfectly transparent to these men; and they would laugh at you for putting them forward.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
A catalogue of the varieties of apparent evidence which are not real evidence, is an enumeration of Fallacies.
The Classification of Fallacies which will be attempted in the ensuing chapter, is founded on these considerations jointly.
Fallacies of Induction, where the facts on which the induction proceeds are erroneous, may be termed Fallacies of Observation.
British Dictionary definitions for fallacy
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for fallacy
Cultural definitions for fallacy
A false or mistaken idea based on faulty knowledge or reasoning. For example, kings who have divorced their wives for failing to produce a son have held to the fallacy that a mother determines the sex of a child, when actually the father does. (See sex chromosomes.)