false dichotomy

[ fawlsdahy-kot-uh-mee ]

  1. a logical fallacy in which a spectrum of possible options is misrepresented as an either-or choice between two mutually exclusive things.

Origin of false dichotomy

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby false dichotomy

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