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A piece of illogical or fallacious reasoning, especially one which appears superficially logical or which the reasoner believes to be logical.
fallacious argument, sophism, fallacy, quibbleView synonyms
- ‘Those who seemed most impatient of barbarisms, solecisms, and paralogisms in a sermon, seemed to easily tolerate them in their life and conversation.’
- ‘In logic, a line of reasoning (also known as a paralogism) may seem valid but is not.’
Mid 16th century: from French paralogisme, via late Latin from Greek paralogismos, from paralogizesthai ‘reason falsely’.
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