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noun, plural fal·la·cies.
1. a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc.: That the world is flat was at one time a popular fallacy.
2. a misleading or unsound argument.
3. deceptive, misleading, or false nature; erroneousness.
4. Logic. any of various types of erroneous reasoning that render arguments logically unsound.
5. Obsolete, deception.
WORDS RELATED TO FALLACY
falsehood, deception, misinterpretation, untruth, heresy, paradox, inconsistency, cavil, perversion, delusion, miscalculation, bias, casuistry, artifice, evasion, quirk, ambiguity, speciousness, sophistry, deviation
SYNONYMS FOR FALLACY
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1. misconception, delusion, misapprehension.
Origin: 1350–1400; < Latin fallacia a trick, deceit, equivalent to fallac- (stem of fallax ) deceitful, fallacious + -ia -y ; replacing Middle English fallace < Middle French
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR FALLACY
A fallacy because — well, countries differ from each other on many dimensions, not just three or four.
DOES ANYONE REALLY KNOW WHAT SOCIALISM IS? (EP. 408 REBROADCAST)|STEPHEN J. DUBNER|SEPTEMBER 17, 2020|FREAKONOMICS
The night wanderer’s sense of belonging, of deep investment, is not a fallacy, but stands at the center of a realistic experience of what is actually meant by aliveness.
WHAT THE MEADOW TEACHES US - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREEN|ANDREAS WEBER|SEPTEMBER 16, 2020|NAUTILUS
The big fallacy is that it assumes that everyone in the economy is dealing from the same deck of cards.
WHY THE FED’S HUGE POLICY SHIFT ON INFLATION COULD BE ROCKET FUEL FOR STOCKS|BERNHARD WARNER|AUGUST 28, 2020|FORTUNE
In fact, what this map really showed was the fallacy of aggregates – and how statistics can mask real cultural shifts.
BEER COUNTRIES VS. WINE COUNTRIES|CLIVE IRVING|DECEMBER 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST