- adj. 似是而非的；外表美观的；华而不实的；徒有其表的
来自拉丁语 speciosus,好看的，漂亮的，炫耀的，假装的，来自 specere,观看，注视，词源同 spectate,spectacle,conspicuous.后词义贬义化。
- specious (adj.)
- late 14c., "pleasing to the sight, fair," from Latin speciosus "good-looking, beautiful, fair," also "showy, pretended, plausible, specious," from species "appearance, form, figure, beauty" (see species). Meaning "seemingly desirable, reasonable or probable, but not really so; superficially fair, just, or correct" in English is first recorded 1610s. Related: Speciously; speciosity; speciousness.
- 1. It is unlikely that the Duke was convinced by such specious arguments.
- 2. Such talk is actually specious and groundless.
- 3. He fences his doctrines with the specious plea that statesmen mustlive as the world lives.
- 4. His voice was still soft and filled with specious humility.
- 5. He deserves credit for resisting specious gambles in September.
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