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 for fallacious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fallacious \Fal*la"cious\, a. [L. fallaciosus, fr. fallacia: cf.
     F. fallacieux. See Fallacy.]
     Embodying or pertaining to a fallacy; illogical; fitted to
     deceive; misleading; delusive; as, fallacious arguments or
     Fal*la"cious*ly,+adv.+-{Fal*la"cious*ness">reasoning. -- Fal*la"cious*ly, adv. -{Fal*la"cious*ness,
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: containing or based on a fallacy; "fallacious reasoning";
             "an unsound argument" [syn: fallacious, unsound]
      2: intended to deceive; "deceitful advertising"; "fallacious
         testimony"; "smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" -
         S.T.Coleridge; "a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"
         [syn: deceitful, fallacious, fraudulent]
      3: based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information;
         "fallacious hope"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  171 Moby Thesaurus words for "fallacious":
     Albigensian, Arian, Barmecidal, Barmecide, Catharist, Donatist,
     Ebionitist, Erastian, Gnostic, Jansenist, Jansenistic, Jovinianist,
     Jovinianistic, Lollard, Manichaean, Monophysite, Monophysitic,
     Montanist, Montanistic, Pelagian, Sabellian, Waldensian, Wyclifite,
     aberrant, abroad, absonant, adrift, airy, all abroad, all off,
     all wrong, amiss, antinomian, apocryphal, apparent,
     apparently sound, apparitional, askew, astray, at fault, autistic,
     awry, beguiling, beside the mark, casuistic, catchy, chimeric,
     colorable, contradictory, contrary to fact, contrary to reason,
     corrupt, deceiving, deceptive, defective, deluding, delusional,
     delusionary, delusive, delusory, dereistic, deviant, deviational,
     deviative, disingenuous, distorted, dreamlike, dreamy, dubious,
     emanationist, empty, errant, erring, erroneous, false, fantastic,
     faultful, faulty, fishy, flawed, hallucinatory, heretical,
     heterodox, hollow, hylotheist, hylotheistic, illogical, illusional,
     illusionary, illusive, illusory, imaginary, in error, inauthentic,
     inconclusive, incongruous, inconsequent, inconsequential,
     inconsistent, insincere, invalid, irrational, jesuitic, loose, mad,
     misleading, nonorthodox, nonrational, nonscientific, not following,
     not right, not true, off, off the track, ostensible, out,
     overrefined, oversubtle, pantheist, pantheistic, paralogical,
     peccant, perverse, perverted, phantasmagoric, phantasmal, phantom,
     philosophistic, plausible, questionable, reasonless, seeming,
     self-annulling, self-contradictory, self-deceptive, self-deluding,
     self-refuting, senseless, sophistic, sophistical, specious,
     spectral, straying, supposititious, trickish, tricksy, tricky,
     truthless, unaccepted, unactual, unapproved, unauthentic,
     unauthoritative, uncanonical, unconnected, unfactual, unfounded,
     unorthodox, unphilosophical, unproved, unreal, unreasonable,
     unscientific, unscriptural, unsound, unsubstantial, untrue,
     visionary, wide, without reason, wrong

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