Meaning of “specious” in the English Dictionary

"specious" in British English

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speciousadjective

uk /ˈspiː.ʃəs/ us /ˈspiː.ʃəs/ formal disapproving
speciously
adverb uk /ˈspiː.ʃəs.li/ us /ˈspiː.ʃəs.li/
speciousness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈspiː.ʃəs.nəs/ us /ˈspiː.ʃəs.nəs/

(Definition of “specious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"specious" in American English

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speciousadjective

us /ˈspi·ʃəs/ fml

seeming to be right or true, but really wrong or false:

a specious distinction
His whole argument is specious.

(Definition of “specious” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)