paralogism

noun
pa·​ral·​o·​gism | \ pə-ˈra-lə-ˌji-zəm How to pronounce paralogism (audio) \

Definition of paralogism

: a fallacious argument

First Known Use of paralogism

1565, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paralogism

Middle French paralogisme, from Late Latin paralogismus, from Greek paralogismos, from paralogos unreasonable, from para- + logos speech, reason — more at legend

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“Paralogism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paralogism. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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