Definition of Specious argument

1. Noun. An argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious.

Generic synonyms: Argument, Statement
Specialized synonyms: Vicious Circle, Straw Man, Strawman, Special Pleading



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Literary usage of Specious argument

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"The right of female succession, though it might derive a specious argument from the recent examples of Placidia and ..."

2. Thirty Years' View: Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1858)
"It was continued on this specious argument—and remained in full until General Jackson's administration—and, in part, until this day (1850)—the fishing ..."

3. A Study of English and American Poets: A Laboratory Method by John Scott Clark (1900)
"specious argument in Verse.—" Dryden had a faculty of specious argument in verse which, if it falls short of the great Roman's [Lucretius] in logical ..."

4. A Study of English and American Poets: A Laboratory Method by John Scott Clark (1900)
"specious argument in Verse.—" Dryden had a faculty of specious argument in verse which, if it falls short of the great Roman's [Lucretius] in logical ..."

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