fallacious

(redirected from fallaciously)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

fal·la·cious

 (fə-lā′shəs)
adj.
1. Containing or based on a fallacy: a fallacious assumption.
2. Tending to mislead; deceptive: fallacious testimony.

fal·la′cious·ly adv.
fal·la′cious·ness n.

fallacious

(fəˈleɪʃəs)
adj
1. (Logic) containing or involving a fallacy; illogical; erroneous
2. tending to mislead
3. delusive or disappointing: a fallacious hope.
falˈlaciously adv
falˈlaciousness n

fal•la•cious

(fəˈleɪ ʃəs)

adj.
1. containing a fallacy; logically unsound: fallacious arguments.
2. deceptive; misleading.
[1500–10; < Latin fallāx deceitful]
fal•la′cious•ly, adv.
fal•la′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fallacious - containing or based on a fallacyfallacious - containing or based on a fallacy; "fallacious reasoning"; "an unsound argument"
invalid - having no cogency or legal force; "invalid reasoning"; "an invalid driver's license"
2.fallacious - intended to deceive; "deceitful advertising"; "fallacious testimony"; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge; "a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
3.fallacious - based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information; "fallacious hope"
incorrect, wrong - not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "an incorrect calculation"; "the report in the paper is wrong"; "your information is wrong"; "the clock showed the wrong time"; "found themselves on the wrong road"; "based on the wrong assumptions"

fallacious

adjective incorrect, wrong, mistaken, false, misleading, untrue, deceptive, spurious, fictitious, illogical, erroneous, illusory, delusive, delusory, sophistic, sophistical Their argument is fallacious.
Quotations
"The conclusion of your syllogism, I said lightly, is fallacious, being based upon licensed premises" [Flann O'Brien At Swim-Two-Birds]

fallacious

adjective
1. Containing fundamental errors in reasoning:
2. Containing an error or errors:
Idioms: all wet, in error, off base, off the mark.
3. Tending to lead one into error:
Translations
خَدّاع، مُضَلِّل
klamnýmylný
falskfejlagtig
villandi; rangur, órökréttur
mylný

fallacious

[fəˈleɪʃəs] ADJ (= incorrect) → erróneo; (= misleading) → engañoso, falaz

fallacious

[fəˈleɪʃəs] (formal) adj [idea, argument, reason] → fallacieux/euse

fallacious

adjirrig; argumenttrugschlüssig

fallacious

[fəˈleɪʃs] adj (frm) → fallace

fallacy

(ˈfӕləsi) plural ˈfallacies noun
a wrong idea or belief, usually one that is generally believed to be true; false reasoning. That belief is just a fallacy.
fallacious (fəˈleiʃəs) adjective
wrong, mistaken or showing false reasoning. a fallacious argument.
References in classic literature ?
We averaged four mass-meetings a week for the voyage--we seemed always in labor in this way, and yet so often fallaciously that whenever at long intervals we were safely delivered of a resolution, it was cause for public rejoicing, and we hoisted the flag and fired a salute.
The only difference in this former case is a predisposition towards a fetishization of the genitals of the opposite sex, fallaciously characterized as 'normal', rather than fetishistic.
Islamabad -- Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif daughter Maryam Nawaz has advised his party worker to stopped spewing fallaciously against state institutes on social media
Fallaciously elevated glucose level by handheld glucometer in a patient with chronic kidney disease and hypoglycemic encephalopathy.
While a more recent study has characterised the creation of Pakistan as 'Muslim Zion' -- calling the 'rejection of old land for the new', fallaciously equating the creation of Pakistan with the making of Israel.
However, there are those who fallaciously argue that Riek Machar is the cause of the ongoing civil war and that his presence in South Sudan would magically escalate the violence.
Considering these implications, it is not baseless to consider the possibility that the accounts in the gospels were fallaciously composed.
Unfortunately, anchored in modern inclinations to think dualistically, this conception of the state has tied people to fallaciously even thinking of ants as forming cooperative, productive, xenophobic communities that regularly kill alien ants that enter their colonies (Bauman 2008: 3).
The ZOA notes that this presumes fallaciously that Zionism is a colonial movement, rather than a national liberation movement.
He writes, "Words do not fail us, we fail words" (Stein, 2000a) by employing them in ways that are inaccurately precise, inappropriately categorical, fallaciously objective, and as Stephen Colbert might have said, truthy rather than truthful (Narvaez, 2010).
The persuasive definition of responders as "good guys" fallaciously permits a direct causal scheme of reasoning; the persuasive definition of shooters as "bad guys" fallacious permits advocates to identify violence as the only effective response.
with public gains, fallaciously linking copyright GDP to public welfare.