Synonyms of specious


1. specious, spurious, false (vs. true)

usage: plausible but false; "a specious claim"; "spurious inferences"

2. gilded, meretricious, specious, insincere (vs. sincere)

usage: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument"

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Definition and meaning of specious (Dictionary)