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fallacy

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈfæl.ə.si/ formal
an idea that a lot of people think is true but is in fact false: [+ that] It is a common fallacy that women are worse drivers than men.
Translations of “fallacy”
in Arabic مُغالَطة…
in Korean 오류…
in Malaysian salah anggapan…
in French sophisme…
in Turkish yanılgı, yanlış kanı, safsata…
in Italian credenza errata…
in Chinese (Traditional) 謬見,謬論,謬誤…
in Russian заблуждение…
in Polish mit…
in Vietnamese ảo tưởng, nguỵ biện…
in Spanish falacia, sofisma…
in Portuguese engano, ilusão…
in Thai ความคิดที่ไม่ถูกต้อง…
in German der Trugschluß…
in Catalan idea falsa…
in Japanese 誤った考え…
in Indonesian kekeliruan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 谬见,谬论…
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