Dupe vs Specious - What's the difference?

dupe | specious |


As a noun dupe

is .

As an adjective specious is

seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true, but actually fallacious.

dupe

English

Etymology 1

(etyl)

Verb

(dup)
  • To swindle, deceive, or trick.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who has been deceived.
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    Etymology 2

    Abbreviation of duplicate

    Verb

    (dup)
  • To duplicate.
  • Can you dupe this photo for me?

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (photography) A duplicate of a photographic image.
  • (restaurant industry) A duplicate of an order receipt printed for kitchen staff.
  • (informal) A duplicate.
  • Synonyms

    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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