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fallacious

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adjective fal·la·cious \fə-ˈlā-shəs\

Simple Definition of fallacious

  • : containing a mistake : not true or accurate

Full Definition of fallacious

  1. 1 :  embodying a fallacy <a fallacious conclusion>

  2. 2 :  tending to deceive or mislead :  delusive

fal·la·cious·ly adverb
fal·la·cious·ness noun

Examples of fallacious

  1. <it's fallacious to say that something must exist because science hasn't proven its nonexistence>

  2. <consumers who harbor the fallacious belief that credit-card spending will never catch up with them>



1509

First Known Use of fallacious

1509



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