Definition of speciously in English:

speciously

adverb

  • See specious

    • ‘The Sherpa-roadies were ecstatic and told jokes throughout the evening, while each of us nodded speciously, not really listening.’
    • ‘The government speciously said it withheld to protect the privacy of the advice given by the.’
    • ‘He offers a speciously complicated analysis.’
    • ‘The play speciously associates giving all with ultimate return.’
    • ‘His presentation was very polished and, I would imagine, speciously appealing to many not familiar with the facts.’

Pronunciation

speciously

/ˈspiːʃəsli/