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Definition of Specious

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having the appearance of truth while in actuality being false; deceptively appealing, superficially attractive
Specious Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Presenting a pleasing appearance; pleasing in form or look; showy.
  
(a.)
Apparently right; superficially fair, just, or correct, but not so in reality; appearing well at first view; plausible; as, specious reasoning; a specious argument.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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specious
\spe"cious\ (?), a. [l. speciosusgood-looking, beautiful, specious, fr. species look, show, appearance; cf. f. spécoeux. see species.]
1. presenting a pleasing appearance; pleasing in form or look; showy. some [serpents] specious and beautiful to the eye. richardson. the rest, far greater part, will deem in outward rites and specious forms religion satisfied.
2. apparently right; superficially fair, just, or correct, but not so in reality; appearing well at first view; plausible; as, specious reasoning; a specious argument. misled for a moment by the specious names of religion, liberty, and property. in consequence of their greater command of specious expression. morley.

for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
Plausible.
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. plausible but false; "specious reasoning"; "the spurious inferences from obsolescent notions of causality"- Ethel Albert
(synonym) spurious
(similar) invalid
2. plausible but false; "a specious claim"
(similar) false
3. based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument"
(synonym) gilded, meretricious
(similar) insincere