Superficially plausible, but actually wrong.; Misleading in appearance, especially misleadingly attractive.
‘a specious argument’
‘Many proponents of personal accounts have used specious arguments about the potential for superior rates of return.’
‘Kindly keep your preposterous, specious opinions out of conversations that don’t concern you!’
‘What he required of us was that we avoided specious or muddled argument.’
‘The usual specious arguments we see in one country are now being regurgitated in others.’
‘It is a specious and cynical reference at best.’
показной, благовидный, обманчивый, правдоподобный