specious argument

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Noun1.specious argument - an argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious
argument, statement - a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
vicious circle - an argument that assumes that which is to be proved
straw man, strawman - a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
special pleading - an argument that ignores all unfavorable evidence
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He then, by a specious argument, prevented her from going, and so had the chance for which he had waited.
I suggest this is a specious argument since many forms of life were once prevalent in Scotland like smallpox, cholera, polio, and diphtheria.
A Supreme Court judge with RSS leanings gave constitutional validity to this specious argument too.
New Delhi makes a specious argument that if such assaults are not pre-meditated and specifically motivated by an African's physical appearance, then such incidents are not racial.
But as the death toll mounts, even the President's staunchest defenders are no longer using the specious argument that more deaths had been recorded in comparable periods under previous administrations.
This was always a specious argument, of course; the people targeted by Washington's Terror War have always known full well what is being done to them and theirs.
Israel's specious argument is that Hamas fighters have been hiding among civilians, therefore the carnage is the responsibility of the Gaza authorities.
The impact of increasing the OCR, on the specious argument that inflation has to be controlled, is higher borrowing costs.
They do not seem to have paid heed to all charges of corruption," is an extremely simplistic and specious argument.
The declaration that "to bless and even sanctify what God has not blessed is to lead people in a direction that cannot promise flourishing" offers a specious argument that is also profoundly disrespectful to many of our faithful members.
She also questioned whether Chirillo's occupation creates jobs, a specious argument that does not invalidate Chirillo's opinions or her right to state them.
Among those not buying that specious argument for convenience killing is Medea Benjamin, the cofounder of Code Pink and Global Exchange, two of the nation's major peace groups.