Associations to the word «Fallacy»


FALLACY, noun. Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception.
FALLACY, noun. (logic) An argument, or apparent argument, which professes to be decisive of the matter at issue, while in reality it is not. A specious argument.
FALLACY FALLACIES, noun. Plural of fallacy fallacy
FALLACY FALLACY, noun. A fallacious judgment from the falsity of a proof to the falsity of a statement to be proved.
FALLACY OF COMPOSITION, noun. A presumption that if something is true of part(s) of a whole, then it is true of the whole itself.

Dictionary definition

FALLACY, noun. A misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning.

Wise words

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe