noun, plural fal·la·cies.
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They did so, in fact, only hours after the fallacy that the election was stolen had boiled over into a violent assault on the Capitol, one that left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.The Republican Party tries to figure out the path forward|Philip Bump|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
How to avoid logical fallacies and critical-thinking fallacies.“We Get All Our Great Stuff from Europe — Including Witch Hunting.” (Ep. 446)|Steven D. Levitt|January 7, 2021|Freakonomics
It’s a planning fallacy based on screwy positive self-perception.Your Brain Is Tricking You into Buying the Wrong Gear|Heather Hansman|November 24, 2020|Outside Online
That wrong-headed mental blind spot, the planning fallacy, results in us not preparing sufficiently for contingencies and problems.It may sound far-fetched, but businesses need to be ready for an election-related disaster|jakemeth|October 29, 2020|Fortune
As much as marketers would like to control the narrative around their brands doing so is a fallacy.‘Stop asking for a ‘viral’ anything’: Why Ocean Spray’s successful meme can’t be replicated|Kristina Monllos|October 12, 2020|Digiday
In fact, what this map really showed was the fallacy of aggregates – and how statistics can mask real cultural shifts.
Every time the thermometer drops, another anti-science politician mocks climate change as a fallacy.From Snowy Atlanta to Sunny Sochi, It's All About Global Weirding|Scott Bixby|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But here he falls victim to a prevalent fallacy: the confusion of means with ends.Partition Skepticism and the Future of the Peace Process|Avner Inbar, Assaf Sharon|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Despite its patent fallacy, the impact of the “Christian Nation” revisionist history on American attitudes is substantial.
Wasn't I committing the Lump of Labor Fallacy, assuming that the jobs that were disappearing meant permanent unemployment?
An underlying fallacy of Socialism is the concept that poverty or at least extreme poverty, can be banished from the world.The Inhumanity of Socialism|Edward F. Adams
I remark only the fallacy of reasoning from a wide average, to cases necessarily differing greatly from any average.
A fallacy of misobservation may be either negative or positive; either Non-observation or Mal-observation.
By the last clause I presume is meant, that it is not susceptible of any other proof; for otherwise, there would be no fallacy.
This is a fallacy of overlooking; or of non-observation, within the intent of our classification.
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.)