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fallacy

fal·la·cy

fallacy

 
pronunciation:
fae l si
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: fallacies
definition 1: a false or misleading idea or notion, especially one that is commonly held.
It is a fallacy that simply being cold can cause one to catch a cold; there is always an infectious agent involved.
definition 2: a logically unsound element in an argument or line of reasoning.
synonyms:
misconception
antonyms:
verity
similar words:
error, flaw, inconsistency, mistake, non sequitur, sophism
definition 3: the nature or quality of being incorrect or misleading in reasoning; erroneousness.
synonyms:
falsity
antonyms:
correctness, verity
similar words:
inconsistency, paralogism, sophism, sophistry
Word Parts
The word fallacy contains the following part:
fall, fals Latin root that means to deceive
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