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  • as inapparently
  • as inostensively

synonyms for speciously

  • allegedly
  • ostensibly
  • possibly
  • probably
  • supposedly
  • as if
  • as though
  • at a glance
  • at first sight
  • in all likelihood
  • intuitively
  • it appears that
  • it seems that
  • most likely
  • on the face of it
  • outwardly
  • plausibly
  • professedly
  • reasonably
  • reputably
  • superficially
  • tangibly
  • to all appearances
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antonyms for speciously

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  • improbably
  • unlikely
  • dubiously
  • questionably
  • uncertain
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    How to use speciously in a sentence

    The Press dilated speciously on the economy practised under the system and on its general advantageousness.
    THE SIEGE OF KIMBERLEYT. PHELAN
    These acts of prerogative were most speciously excused by the vices of a popular election.
    THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIREEDWARD GIBBON
    It is possible enough, therefore, that the Indian historiographer may have been right, and not merely speciously ingenious.
    THE UNCOLLECTED WRITINGS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY--VOL. 1THOMAS DE QUINCEY
    This wrong, we are speciously told by those who seek to defend it, is not our original sin.
    CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, V. 4-20CHARLES SUMNER
    Old Pompey had conducted his transactions largely from his buggy, lending them a speciously casual aspect.
    MOUNTAIN BLOODJOSEPH HERGESHEIMER
    Speciously he argued this out in his mind and reached the wrong conclusion which he wished to reach.
    IN OLD KENTUCKYEDWARD MARSHALL AND CHARLES T. DAZEY
    He came in showing a torpid face lighted now by a speciously amiable expression.
    A DAUGHTER OF EVEHONORE DE BALZAC
    "To say that I do not feel pleased and flattered at your proposal would be to tell a useless untruth," the thing began speciously.
    THE BOSS OF LITTLE ARCADYHARRY LEON WILSON
    The earlier manifestation, although speciously the more serious, was in effect innocuous.
    A LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARESIDNEY LEE
    A part of his mind argued speciously that if they were absurd there was no reason not to test them.
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