Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of FALLACIOUS

Pronunciation:  fu'leyshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information; "fallacious hope"
  2. [adj]  intended to deceive; "deceitful advertising"; "fallacious testimony"; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge; "a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"
  3. [adj]  containing or based on a fallacy; "fallacious reasoning"; "an unsound argument"
 

FALLACIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: deceitful, dishonest, dishonorable, fraudulent, incorrect, invalid, unsound, wrong
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fal*la"cious\, a. [L. fallaciosus, fr. fallacia: cf.
F. fallacieux. See {Fallacy}.]
Embodying or pertaining to a fallacy; illogical; fitted to
deceive; misleading; delusive; as, fallacious arguments or
reasoning. -- {Fal*la"cious*ly}, adv. -{Fal*la"cious*ness},
n.



 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aberrant, abroad, absonant, adrift, airy, Albigensian, all abroad, all off, all wrong, amiss, antinomian, apocryphal, apparent, apparently sound, apparitional, Arian, askew, astray, at fault, autistic, awry, Barmecidal, Barmecide, beguiling, beside the mark, casuistic, catchy, Catharist, chimeric, colorable, contradictory, contrary to fact, contrary to reason, corrupt, deceiving, deceptive, defective, deluding, delusional, delusionary, delusive, delusory, dereistic, deviant, deviational, deviative, disingenuous, distorted, Donatist, dreamlike, dreamy, dubious, Ebionitist, emanationist, empty, Erastian, errant, erring, erroneous, false, fantastic, faultful, faulty, fishy, flawed, Gnostic, hallucinatory, heretical, heterodox, hollow, hylotheist, hylotheistic, illogical, illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory, imaginary, in error, inauthentic, inconclusive, incongruous, inconsequent, inconsequential, inconsistent, insincere, invalid, irrational, Jansenist, Jansenistic, jesuitic, Jovinianist, Jovinianistic, Lollard, loose, mad, Manichaean, misleading, Monophysite, Monophysitic, Montanist, Montanistic, nonorthodox, nonrational, nonscientific, not following, not right, not true, off, off the track, ostensible, out, overrefined, oversubtle, pantheist, pantheistic, paralogical, peccant, Pelagian, perverse, perverted, phantasmagoric, phantasmal, phantom, philosophistic, plausible, questionable, reasonless, Sabellian, seeming, self-annulling, self-contradictory, self-deceptive, self-deluding, self-refuting, senseless, sophistic, sophistical, specious, spectral, straying, supposititious, trickish, tricksy, tricky, truthless, unaccepted, unactual, unapproved, unauthentic, unauthoritative, uncanonical, unconnected, unfactual, unfounded, unorthodox, unphilosophical, unproved, unreal, unreasonable, unscientific, unscriptural, unsound, unsubstantial, untrue, visionary, Waldensian, wide, without reason, wrong, Wyclifite
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY