Definition of paralogism in English:

paralogism

noun

Logic
  • A piece of illogical or fallacious reasoning, especially one which appears superficially logical or which the reasoner believes to be logical.

    • ‘In logic, a line of reasoning (also known as a paralogism) may seem valid but is not.’
    • ‘Those who seemed most impatient of barbarisms, solecisms, and paralogisms in a sermon, seemed to easily tolerate them in their life and conversation.’
    fallacious argument, sophism, fallacy, quibble
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Origin

Mid 16th century: from French paralogisme, via late Latin from Greek paralogismos, from paralogizesthai reason falsely.

Pronunciation

paralogism

/pəˈralədʒɪz(ə)m/