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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fallacious  \Fal*la"cious\,  a.  [L.  fallaciosus,  fr  fallacia:  cf 
  F.  fallacieux  See  {Fallacy}.] 
  Embodying  or  pertaining  to  a  fallacy;  illogical;  fitted  to 
  deceive;  misleading;  delusive;  as  fallacious  arguments  or 
  reasoning.  --  {Fal*la"cious*ly},  adv  -{Fal*la"cious*ness}, 
  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fallacious 
  adj  1:  containing  or  based  on  a  fallacy;  "fallacious  reasoning"; 
  "an  unsound  argument"  [syn:  {unsound}] 
  2:  intended  to  deceive;  "deceitful  advertising";  "fallacious 
  testimony";  "smooth,  shining,  and  deceitful  as  thin  ice" 
  S.T.Coleridge;  "a  fraudulent  scheme  to  escape  paying 
  taxes"  [syn:  {deceitful},  {fraudulent}] 
  3:  based  on  an  incorrect  or  misleading  notion  or  information; 
  "fallacious  hope" 




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