Surreptitious vs Specious - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between surreptitious and specious

is that surreptitious is stealth]]y, furtive, [[hidden|well hidden, covert (especially movements) while specious is seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true, but actually fallacious.

surreptitious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Stealth]]y, furtive, [[hidden, well hidden, covert (especially movements).
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=He read the letter aloud. Sophia listened with the studied air of one for whom, even in these days, a title possessed some surreptitious allurement.}}

    Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * surreptitiously

    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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