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fallacious (adj) (of argument or reasoning) based on false ideas and assumptions and therefore wrong.

A fallacious argument is a misleading argument based on false assumptions or ideas. Reasoning or logic based on false information is fallacious. 'If you want to end a person's suffering, put them to death, as death ends all sufferings.' This is a good example of a fallacious argument or reasoning.

  • 'Animals have four legs; a table has four legs, so a table is also an animal,' is a typical example of a fallacious argument.
  • Allen's arguments and reasoning are always fallacious because he always argues on the basis of wrong information. He never cares to check the information he gets, and always ends up making the wrong argument.
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