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falsidical

(fɔːlˈsɪdɪkəl)
adj
(Logic) based on a falsehood
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Two of them inevitably fail to sustain the play of contradiction: those that resolve into truth (veridical) and those that collapse because they are based on faulty assumptions and logic (falsidical).
Quine's classic essay "The Ways of Paradox." There, Quine classifies paradoxes as "veridical" and "falsidical" paradoxes and "antinomies." Since "veridical" paradoxes turn out to be simply cleverly put banalities (someone who was born on February 29 can be 21 after only 5 birthdays) and "falsidical" ones can be proven to be based on fallacies (Quine's example is the proof that 2 = 1 based on a division by 0), the only "real" paradoxes turn out to be the antinomies, the kinds of paradoxes that produce the conclusion that something is and is not.