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specious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word specious

(adj) plausible but false
Synonyms : spurious
Example Sentence
  • a specious claim
  • spurious inferences

(adj) based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
Synonyms : gilded , meretricious
Example Sentence
  • the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility
  • meretricious praise
  • a meretricious argument

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for specious

It sounds like 'suspicious'.
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by garrulous

Like the movie "Species" about an alien woman who looks human but has other plans
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by Yank

Seemingly true/plausible/attractive, but when SPECulated closely, it was found to be fallaCIOUS.
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by joeyessoe

spec+ious => ppl with specs normally seem reasonable but end up being incorrect. * (no offense, just to remember)
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by jumper

He made a SPEECH to US which was false
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by Jackery

JANta ke pisonse TICKET khared kar trip gaya
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by bhanuketiri

SPEC-to see/to seem specious--sthg that seems to be like this but actually it isnt
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by massb

she peed sauce,I saw it.Looks true but it can't be
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by laaptu

specious = "speech"ious, means it is true only in speech or words but not in reality
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by shalnew

people having spects can clearly see but actually not(with out spects)
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by kruz

Looks like spAcious but actually not, then it is spEcious
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by biotechlover

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