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.
It is an entirely specious argument. The Gulf airlines have actually created thousands of jobs in the US with their regular services, which link Asia with North America.
Incidentally, the only reason I quoted NASA in my last letter was to rebut another correspondent who had specifically used NASA in support of a specious argument.
"It's a specious argument to suggest the US military is more vulnerable" if the US makes this call, said Costa.
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That is a specious argument for every player be it a batsman or a bowler has his own unique style that is different and there is absolutely no danger of the players looking like robots.
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.
After a number of such incidents last year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, told the Rajya Sabha, these "were not any kind of racial attacks" but "spontaneous" and "criminal." 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 specious argument needs to be exposed for what it is: solely a matter of cost, not patient need."
This is a specious argument. By shifting from targeted to mass surveillance, governments risk undermining democracy while pretending to protect it.