Definition of speciosity
1 : the quality or state of being specious
2 : a specious appearance or thing
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Origin and Etymology of speciosity
Middle English specioustee beauty, from Late Latin speciositat-, speciositas, from Latin speciosus beautiful + -itat, -itas -ity
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