specious argument

Definitions of specious argument
  1. noun
    an argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious
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    vicious circle
    an argument that assumes that which is to be proved
    straw man, strawman
    a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
    special pleading
    an argument that ignores all unfavorable evidence
    type of:
    argument, statement
    a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
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