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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a manner that is superficially fair, just, or correct but not so in reality.

Usage examples (37)
  • Adjective : specious arguments
  • He calls speciously by the mildest of names the birth of the soul that has come from elsewhere a living in a strange country.
  • 'Our animals, 'Holger said, not altogether speciously.
  • The above article continues this method more speciously. for more
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