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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fallacious mean? 

FALLACIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective FALLACIOUS has 3 senses:

1. containing or based on a fallacy
2. intended to deceive
3. based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information

  Familiarity information: FALLACIOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

FALLACIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1fallacious [BACK TO TOP]


Containing or based on a fallacy


fallacious; unsound

Context examples:

fallacious reasoning / an unsound argument


invalid (having no cogency or legal force)

Sense 2fallacious [BACK TO TOP]


Intended to deceive


deceitful; fraudulent; fallacious

Context examples:

deceitful advertising / fallacious testimony / smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice / a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes


dishonest; dishonorable (deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive)

Sense 3fallacious [BACK TO TOP]


Based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information

Context example:

fallacious hope


incorrect; wrong (not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth)

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