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Dictionary definition for: Specious

1. (s) plausible but false; "specious reasoning" "the spurious inferences from obsolescent notions of causality"- Ethel Albert

2. (s) plausible but false; "a specious claim"

3. (s) based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility" "meretricious praise" "a meretricious argument"

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