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- adv. In a specious manner; fallaciously, erroneously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a specious manner; with an appearance of fairness or of reality; with show of right: as, to reason speciously.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a specious manner
He calls speciously by the mildest of names the birth of the soul that has come from elsewhere a living in a strange country.
The American asks me what I do for a living, and I say, speciously, that I write about art, mostly younger artists.
Lionel Tiger may know his ground-living apes, but their monkey-see/monkey-do he speciously and simplistically applies to the Facebook phenomenon "Zuckerberg: The World's Richest Primatologist," op-ed, Feb. 6.
A right-wing think tank that questions the reality of climate change is speciously claiming that a study of gasoline taxes in South Carolina and New York is an honest analysis of a greenhouse pollution plan in the Rocky Mountain states.
Brown and Clegg at least aver that the Treaty is in the UK's interest and can thus, however speciously, justify their disgraceful conduct.
Despite the well-established fact that al-Qaida attacked the United States because of its grievances against the U.S. for its intervention in the Middle East and support for Israel, and not due to jealousy or hate of freedom, or tolerance, patience, multiculturalism, civil rights, or political correctness, right-wing ideologues speciously pinned the blame on liberalism and Islam.
At the same time, the report appears crafted to prevent articulate Palestinian critics of Israeli policy like Ali Abunimah from gaining mainstream traction, speciously and scandalously conflating them with neo-Nazi street thugs and Holocaust deniers.
For example, the proposition that it is sexist for states to pay for Viagra but not for abortion, which one hears all too often in liberal circles, sounds speciously appealing, but is actually rather reductive and shows a stunning inability to grapple with the ideology of abortion opponents.
Relying on the Commerce Clause, however speciously, is the best chance Congress has of ensuring that the individual mandate survives constitutional review.
In this way, the statute speciously tries to convert inactivity into the "activity" of making a "decision."
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