Simple Definition of fallacy
: a wrong belief : a false or mistaken idea
: the quality of being false or wrong
Examples of fallacy in a sentence
The fallacy of their ideas about medicine soon became apparent.
<the once-common fallacy that girls just weren't any good at math>
Origin and Etymology of fallacy
Latin fallacia, from fallac-, fallax deceitful, from fallere to deceive
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with fallacy
FALLACY Defined for Kids
Definition of fallacy for Students
1 : a false or mistaken idea
2 : false reasoning
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