English to Afrikaans Meaning :: specious

Specious :
skyn
- skynspeciouslyspeciousness
 

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Adjective(1) plausible but false(2) based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

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(1) The argument is obviously somewhat specious .(2) We can't rally around specious information that diminishes our ability to think critically about real and present health threats.(3) Kindly keep your preposterous, specious opinions out of conversations that don't concern you!(4) These arguments are specious , but they are based on rosy assumptions or bad analogies.(5) Hucksters flaunted their specious cure-ails on posters, broadsides, and other printed formats.(6) I've always found this kind of argument a little specious , since most people don't know and could care less about when a composer wrote a work.(7) This is a specious argument that he has been making.(8) Although the argument was specious , since everyone knew the significance of the vote, he certainly had been evasive when questioned directly on the issue.(9) We should take care to use arguments that aren't specious .(10) Criticism should be founded on a writer's life and work, not just on previous criticism or specious theories.(11) What he required of us was that we avoided specious or muddled argument.(12) Occasionally, you hear the specious argument that musicians don't need the money they might lose to the Internet services.(13) Because the charges against the airlines were specious but successful, every pilot must worry that his good-faith effort to protect his passengers will trigger federal retaliation.(14) Many proponents of personal accounts have used specious arguments about the potential for superior rates of return.(15) The case for large bonuses on top of large salaries is essentially specious , at least for anyone of my generation.(16) The usual specious arguments we see in one country are now being regurgitated in others.
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Adjective
2. spurious ::
onwaar
3. meretricious ::
ontuchtig
Antonyms
1. forthright ::
reguit
2. straightforward ::
eenvoudig
Different Forms
specious, speciously, speciousness
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