pa·​ral·​o·​gism pə-ˈra-lə-ˌji-zəm How to pronounce paralogism (audio)
: a fallacious argument

Word History


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

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paralogism was in 1565

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Cite this Entry

“Paralogism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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