fallacy

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From Middle English, from Old French fallace, from Latin fallacia (deception, deceit), from fallax (deceptive, deceitful), from fallere (to deceive).

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fallacy (plural fallacies)

  1. Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception.
  2. (logic) An argument, or apparent argument, which professes to be decisive of the matter at issue, while in reality it is not. A specious argument.

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