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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Looking fair or right but being false.

Usage examples (40)
  • They realized that the sales pitch was specious when the company suddenly went out of business.
  • A specious claim
  • She is what I call a specious pig, and why she wanted to send me a Christmas card I simply can't imagine.
  • But it does apparently open the gates to what might be called specious critiques. for more
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