Specious vs Implausible - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between specious and implausible

is that specious is seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true, but actually fallacious while implausible is not plausible; unlikely; dubious.

specious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true, but actually fallacious.
  • This idea that we must see through what we have started is specious , however good it may sound.
  • *1776 , Thomas Paine,
  • *:I have frequently amused myself both in public and private companies, with silently remarking, the specious errors of those who speak without reflecting.
  • Having an attractive appearance intended to generate a favorable response; deceptively attractive.
  • (obsolete) Beautiful, pleasing to look at.
  • Synonyms

    * fallacious, insincere * (with appearance intended to generate a favorable response) meretricious

    Derived terms

    * speciosity * speciously * speciousness

    Anagrams

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    implausible

    English

    Alternative forms

    * unplausible

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not plausible; unlikely; dubious.
  • * 2008 , February 17, , " More on Harper", Language Log ,
  • Harper finds the idea that Latin developed into the modern Romance languages too implausible to believe.