Definition of specious:
opulent, sophistic, deceitful, allegedly, flashy, fallacious, deluding, princely, sumptuous, beguiling, speculative, wrong, misleading, inauthentic, supposed, luxurious, golden, anecdotal, fallacious, unsound, colorable, garish, mingly just, grand, gold, false, apparently right, unsound, trashy, loud, bastardly, unsubstantiated, gaudy, truthless, counterfactual, cheap, casuistic, delusory, tacky, deluxe, unauthentic, gilded, doubtful, apparently, delusory, presumptive, misbegot, gimcrack, apparent, unfounded, delusive, spurious, flash, False, misbegotten, credible, aureate, deceptive, presumable, likely, illogical, deceiving, insincere, tawdry, brassy, hypocritical, correct, seemingly, meretricious, true, gilt, invalid, sophistical, untrue, untruthful, tatty, probable.
During the rest of the evening, taking advantage of Celeste's pledge to seem smiling and happy, la Peyrade played, as it were, upon the poor child, forced her, by a specious exhibition of gratitude and love, to respond to him on a key that was far, indeed, from the true state of a heart now wholly filled by Felix.- "The Lesser Bourgeoisie", Honore de Balzac.
- "The Red Planet", William J. Locke.
- "Ismailia", Samuel W. Baker.