Dupe vs Specious - What's the difference?
As a noun dupe
As an adjective specious is
seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true, but actually fallacious.
To swindle, deceive, or trick.
A person who has been deceived.
* See also
Abbreviation of duplicate
- Can you dupe this photo for me?
(photography) A duplicate of a photographic image.
(restaurant industry) A duplicate of an order receipt printed for kitchen staff.
(informal) A duplicate.
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