Specious vs Implausible - What's the difference?
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.
Seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true, but actually fallacious.
*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.
- This idea that we must see through what we have started is specious , however good it may sound.
* fallacious, insincere
* (with appearance intended to generate a favorable response) meretricious
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.