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

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy