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fallacious

[ fuh-ley-shuhs ]
/ fəˈleɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
containing a fallacy; logically unsound: fallacious arguments.
deceptive; misleading: fallacious testimony.
disappointing; delusive: a fallacious peace.
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Origin of fallacious

First recorded in 1500–10, fallacious is from the Latin word fallāciōsus deceitful, deceptive. See fallacy, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for fallacious

fallacious
/ (fəˈleɪʃəs) /

adjective
containing or involving a fallacy; illogical; erroneous
tending to mislead
delusive or disappointinga fallacious hope

Derived forms of fallacious

fallaciously, adverbfallaciousness, noun
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