- specimen plant,
- specious present,
Origin of specious
Examples from the Web for speciousness
Yet there is a speciousness about such an excuse, and we will leave it.The Vintage|Edward Frederic Benson
Hence we see that the very essence of a fallacy is its speciousness.The Verbalist|Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
Amidst all the speciousness of their claims, she had "found" them false.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Revelation|William Milligan
This is also requisite, because, from their speciousness, they are likely to mislead such as take what they read for granted.
It has just the speciousness that runs away with young people.More Bywords|Charlotte M. Yonge
Word Origin for specious
c.1400, "pleasing to the sight, fair," from Latin speciosus "good-looking, beautiful," from species "appearance" (see species). Meaning "seemingly desirable, reasonable or probable, but not really so" is first recorded 1610s.