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speciosity

[ spee-shee-os-i-tee ]
/ ˌspi ʃiˈɒs ɪ ti /
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noun, plural spe·ci·os·i·ties.

the quality or state of being specious.

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Origin of speciosity

1425–75; late Middle English <Late Latin speciōsitās good looks, beauty. See specious, -ity
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  • It is unfortunate, for when Anna is stirred by the sight of him and his all-conquering speciosity, any reader is sure to protest.

    The Craft of Fiction|Percy Lubbock

British Dictionary definitions for speciosity

speciosity
/ (ˌspiːʃɪˈɒsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a thing or person that is deceptively attractive or plausible
the state of being specious
obsolete the state of being beautiful
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