- containing a fallacy; logically unsound: fallacious arguments.
- deceptive; misleading: fallacious testimony.
- disappointing; delusive: a fallacious peace.
Origin of fallacious
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Examples from the Web for fallacious
But such disparagement was itself a kneejerk reaction, and it was fallacious.The Cult of Royal Porn
April 26, 2014
Still, through this fallacious medium, a real enlargement of ideas is attained.The Republic
Only what must be avoided are fallacious inferences, my dear Lena—especially at this hour.Victory
Political reconciliations are but outward and hollow, and fallacious.Apologia Pro Vita Sua
John Henry Cardinal Newman
There has never been a religion too gross, too fallacious, to fail of followers.The Tyranny of the Dark
No compromise for him, no evasions, no fallacious, unsecured promises to pay.Dream Days
- containing or involving a fallacy; illogical; erroneous
- tending to mislead
- delusive or disappointinga fallacious hope
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Word Origin and History for fallacious
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