Synonyms for (adjective) specious

Synonyms: gilded, meretricious, specious

Definition: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

Usage: the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility; meretricious praise; a meretricious argument

Similar words: insincere

Definition: lacking sincerity

Usage: a charming but thoroughly insincere woman; their praise was extravagant and insincere


Synonyms: specious, spurious

Definition: plausible but false

Usage: a specious claim; spurious inferences

Similar words: false

Definition: not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality

Usage: gave false testimony under oath; false tales of bravery