Home

Cite

Synonyms of specious

Adjective


1. specious, spurious, false (vs. true)

usage: plausible but false; "a specious claim"; "spurious inferences"

2. gilded, meretricious, specious, insincere (vs. sincere)

usage: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: specious (Dictionary)