Specious vs Predisposed - What's the difference?

specious | predisposed |


As adjectives the difference between specious and predisposed

is that specious is seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true, but actually fallacious while predisposed is inclined.

As a verb predisposed is

(predispose).

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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    predisposed

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Inclined.
  • Made susceptible to.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (predispose)