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English adjective: specious

1. specious plausible but false


SamplesA specious claim.
Spurious inferences.


Synonymsspurious


Similarfalse


Antonymstrue

2. specious based on pretense; deceptively pleasing


SamplesThe gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility.
Meretricious praise.
A meretricious argument.


Synonymsgilded, meretricious


Similarinsincere


Antonymssincere









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