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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fal-uh-see]
    • /ˈfæl ə si/
    • /ˈfæl.ə.si/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fal-uh-see]
    • /ˈfæl ə si/

Definitions of fallacies word

  • noun plural fallacies a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc.: That the world is flat was at one time a popular fallacy. 1
  • noun plural fallacies a misleading or unsound argument. 1
  • noun plural fallacies deceptive, misleading, or false nature; erroneousness. 1
  • noun plural fallacies Logic. any of various types of erroneous reasoning that render arguments logically unsound. 1
  • noun plural fallacies Obsolete. deception. 1
  • noun fallacies Plural form of fallacy. 1

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Origin of fallacies

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; < Latin fallācia a trick, deceit, equivalent to fallāc- (stem of fallāx) deceitful, fallacious + -ia -y3; replacing Middle English fallace < Middle French

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Parts of speech for Fallacies


fallacies popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fallacies

noun fallacies

  • errors — Third-person singular simple present indicative form of error.
  • delusions — Plural form of delusion.
  • deceptions — Plural form of deception.
  • aberrations — Plural form of aberration.
  • ambiguities — Uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language.

Antonyms for fallacies

noun fallacies

  • certainties — Plural form of certainty.
  • corrections — Plural form of correction.
  • facings — Plural form of facing.
  • facts — something that actually exists; reality; truth: Your fears have no basis in fact.
  • rights — a just claim or title, whether legal, prescriptive, or moral: You have a right to say what you please.

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