Affected vs Specious - What's the difference?

affected | specious |


As adjectives the difference between affected and specious

is that affected is influenced or changed by something while specious is seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true, but actually fallacious.

As a noun affected

is someone , as by a disease.

As a verb affected

is (affect).

affected

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • influenced or changed by something
  • The affected compass was impossible to use, so we got lost.
  • simulated in order to impress
  • He spoke with an affected English accent.
  • Emotionally moved; touched.
  • (algebra, archaic) adfected
  • an affected equation
  • Resulting from a mostly negative physical effect or transformation
  • See also

    * affectation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone , as by a disease.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (affect)
  • The thunderstorm affected the compass, and we got lost.

    See also

    * effected

    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

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