fallacy

(redirected from Fallacious argument)
Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Fallacious argument: fallacious reasoning
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for fallacy

Synonyms for fallacy

an erroneous or false idea

plausible but invalid reasoning

Synonyms for fallacy

References in periodicals archive ?
The President kept on repeating these fallacious arguments preparing very reluctant citizenry of the world to attack Iraq.
For gun control activists, our essay suggests the need to clearly and assertively "call out" parties who advance these fallacious arguments in much the same way that one must publicly out those who would cheat in any other area of public life.
Further, there is a third consideration - one that upsets the fallacious argument of the sophist Bryson, that there is no such thing as foul language, because in whatever words you put a given thing your meaning is the same.
The same fallacious argument of a "non-person' was used prior to the Civil War to deny blacks full citizenship.
Studies of Romantic attitudes to the theatre usually dwell instead on Lamb's better-known essay concerning the purported unstageability of Shakespearian tragedy, using it as the basis for a fallacious argument about wholesale Romantic antipathy to the stage.
Marinoff proceeds to give a fallacious argument for that claim.
This definition has the implication that a fallacious argument is not necessarily logically irredeemable, just unacceptable as it stands, since some criteria of logically good argument permit degrees of satisfaction.
Consider the fallacious argument from correlation that so many otherwise intelligent and skeptical people credulously swallowed 30 years ago--and have since never reexamined.
He next analyzes borderline cases and various combinations of fallacious argument.
Similarly, Alouane's article in chapter eight and Howard's in chapter nine point to other fallacious arguments regarding the bans.
Such eagerness to embrace fallacious arguments played an important role in Donald Trump's election in 2016, and in the wake of his inauguration we are witnessing a continuation of such bamboozlement under the Trump administration's protectionist policies.
We are made to feel powerless-whether by nasty internet trolls spreading fallacious arguments and fabricated news and victimizing us with their sexually harassing comments, or getting our placards ripped by angry pro-Marcos mobs and even policemen.
His goal was to expose the fallacious arguments used to block reforms like the abolition of "rotten boroughs" -- electorates with so few electors that a powerful lord or landowner could effectively select the member of parliament, while newer cities such as Manchester remained unrepresented.
In his article, Biddle deals with several fallacious arguments made against a rights-respecting immigration policy.
Obviously, fallacious arguments conveying accusations against social organizations and the opposition of not allowing the government to work swept aside.