noun, plural fal·la·cies.
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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
To prove the fallacy of said cargo cult, Olson goes into the numbers.The GOP's Socially Conservative Minority Voter Cargo Cult|Justin Green|December 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The many who believe that human knowledge begins in the academy are guilty of the fallacy of “lecturing birds on how to fly.”A Manifesto for Disorder: Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s ‘Antifragile’ Reviewed|Robert Herritt|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Which brings me to the real point here: the entire premise of Mr. Rubin's moral question is built upon a fallacy.
An example of this fallacy is the popular error that strong drink must be a cause of strength.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
The fallacy of such a contention seems too evident to call for argument.Principles of Teaching|Adam S. Bennion
From her we had inherited the fallacy that man was made for the world, not the world for man.All Roads Lead to Calvary|Jerome K. Jerome
The common sense of the world always rejects this gross fallacy.Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)|John Morley
The "ethicist's fallacy" is the source of all absolutism in theory, and all intolerance in practice.The Philosophy of Spinoza|Baruch de Spinoza
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.)