fallible vs fallacious

fallible fallacious


  • 1) Capable of making mistakes or being wrong.
  • 2) Tending or likely to be erroneous.
  • 3) Capable of making an error.
  • 4) Liable to fail, mistake, or err; liable to deceive or to be deceived
  • 5) likely to fail or make errors
  • 6) Liable to be erroneous or false; subject to inaccuracy or fallaciousness: said of arguments, statements, etc.
  • 7) Liable to err; capable of being or apt to be deceived or mistaken: said of persons.


  • 1) Deceptive or misleading.
  • 2) Characterized by fallacy; false or mistaken.
  • 3) Containing or based on a fallacy.
  • 4) Embodying or pertaining to a fallacy; illogical; fitted to deceive; misleading; delusive.
  • 5) based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information
  • 6) Of a deceptive quality; having a misleading appearance.
  • 7) Pertaining to, of the nature of, or embodying fallacy; deceptively erroneous or misleading.
  • 8) Synonyms Fallacious, Delusive, Deceptive; deceiving, deceitful, misleading, sophistical, elusory, illusive, false, disappointing. Deceptive may be used where there is or is not an attempt to deceive; in delusive and fallacious the intent to deceive is only figurative: as, a fallacious argument; a delusive hope. See deceptive.


  • 1) They are creatures of convenience, victims of their own fallible logic.
  • 2) It was only his imagination, fallible and untrustworthy, that had caused his anxiety.
  • 3) We started the day with the jauntiness of talented but fallible people who knew they had not, this time, fouled up.
  • 4) I find, in other words, the best human beings fallible, and _very fallible_.
  • 5) And the bottom line is, I'm not the first one who said that the emperor has no clothes and that "The New York Times" is fallible, which is perfectly reasonable -- fallible just like every other corporation or government or whatever it is.
  • 6) But regulators and supervisors are fallible, which is why we need to attack the problems from all sides.
  • 7) How then are we to understand "fallible" doctrines of the third degree?
  • 8) But, you don't necessarily agree with their infallible correction: the word should be "fallible" here. interpretation of that verse.
  • 9) Here it is possible that 'All Popes' may agree with precisely that part of the term 'man,' of which it is not known whether it agrees with 'fallible' or not.
  • 10) The ancient Hindu tales that Pattanaik, 38, tells his corporate audiences are full of fallible kings, stoically suffering queens, demons enticing the gods into lawless jungles, gods with rivers sprouting from their dreadlocks, and goddesses riding elephants.
  • 11) And let's not forget that News Corp. has shown itself to be eminently fallible in the online realm: This is the company that spent $580 million to buy the social-networking sinkhole known as MySpace.
  • 12) Possibly you could ask questions concerning a span of time, but that would be less reliable because memory tends to be fallible.
  • 13) Yes, people are fallible — some even purposely so — and yes, we can not blame God for their failure.
  • 14) ‘In order to savour the flashing returns and the artistic volleys, we must suffer the faltering second serve and the fallible forehand.’
  • 15) ‘But the expert rules are fallible, and there will always be false positives and false negatives.’
  • 16) ‘Dr Martin Luther King Jr was also at times as fallible as the next human.’
  • 17) ‘They now say that clinical trials are misused, abused, misleading, biased, and fallible.’
  • 18) ‘The point is we are all fallible: we all make choices every day that impact on our health, from eating junk food to having children.’
  • 19) ‘They are not ethereal beings but fallible, the same as the rest of us.’
  • 20) ‘Furthermore, one does not have to look far to see that their judgments are all too frequently fallible.’
  • 21) ‘DNA forensics is starting to reveal just how fallible eyewitness reports can be.’
  • 22) ‘We cannot prevent ourselves from falling ill, humans are too fallible, and we love doing things that damage us.’
  • 23) ‘How can you force such people to leave on the strength of a fallible weather forecast?’
  • 24) ‘They are your weakest link; a constant reminder that you are human, fallible and getting older.’
  • 25) ‘Do we want a hero with universal vision, or would we prefer a fallible creature, confusing and confused?’
  • 26) ‘But we do the best we can in elections, with limited information and fallible judgment.’
  • 27) ‘The state has no innate moral compass to guide it and the people who should be its guide are all too fallible.’
  • 28) ‘However, concern has also been expressed that existing security measures are fallible.’
  • 29) ‘There had been a moment when he looked fallible, when trying to reach for a Paul Millar free-kick.’
  • 30) ‘No one could imagine Margaret Thatcher appearing on television to admit that she was fallible.’
  • 31) ‘On the previous time trial, he had been outclassed by Ullrich and suddenly looked fallible.’
  • 32) ‘It's easy to make him too perfect and aloof, but if he's too fallible then he's not Superman.’
  • 33) ‘This made no philosophical sense, because human justice is both finite and fallible.’


  • 1) Manning turned slowly, a fallacious smile on his lips, his eyes hard.
  • 2) And conveniently forgotten in fallacious references to a cycle of violence is that — following from their oft-stated call for the destruction of Israel — Hamas, Hezbollah (which is more or less an Iranian expeditionary force), Iran itself, and the Arab confrontation states are the parties that want to change the status quo, by violence and by their own flamboyant admission.
  • 3) Nope, one-liners that are fallacious is the best you can muster I suppose.
  • 4) Does he not on the contrary feel a freedom of will within him, which, though you may call it fallacious, still actuates him as he decides?
  • 5) A few months before this time, he would have scorned the idea of concealing any part of his conduct, any one of his actions, from his best friend, Mr Percival; but his pride now reconciled him to the meanness of concealment; and here, the acuteness of him feelings was to his own mind an excuse for dissimulation: so fallacious is moral instinct, unenlightened or uncontrolled by reason and religion.
  • 6) About “one-way hash” arguments, there are certain fallacious arguments which look hard to debunk on first sight, but aren’t actually so.
  • 7) That type of argument is called a fallacious appeal to tradition, because the question is not "what has been done?" but rather "what is fair?"
  • 8) Both of these scenarios would rely upon the same evidence and upon equally fallacious, which is to say, ideological, perspectives.
  • 9) I can't help laughing still at the trouble I used to have in trying to find out the meaning of that word fallacious, when I was at Miss
  • 10) An argument is called fallacious in four senses: (1) when it appears to be brought to a conclusion, and is not really so-what is called ‘contentious’ reasoning: (2) when it comes to a conclusion but not to the conclusion proposed-which happens principally in the case of reductiones ad impossibile: (3) when it comes to the proposed conclusion but not according to the mode of inquiry appropriate to the case, as happens when a non-medical argument is taken to be a medical one, or one which is not geometrical for a geometrical argument, or one which is not dialectical for dialectical, whether the result reached be true or false: (4) if the conclusion be reached through false premisses: of this type the conclusion is sometimes false, sometimes true: for while a false conclusion is always the result of false premisses, a true conclusion may be drawn even from premisses that are not true, as was said above as well.
  • 11) What could be the most outstanding in Dr. Sayegh's introduction is the Biblical concept of the "Exodus" that spread throughout more than thirty centuries coupling this expression of Jewish history from one side and Biblical myths on the other, considering this so-called fallacious "Exodus" in its foundations, sources, meaning stands ashamed in front another factual, actual and felt exodus in millions of proofs, which is the exodus of three quarters of a million Palestinian Arabs forcefully and savagely uprooted by the force of arms and Zionist terror.
  • 12) ‘Speculation that MMR could be replaced by a series of individual vaccines was based on fallacious reasoning and would return Britain to the ‘dark ages’, he said.’
  • 13) ‘Both the settlers and the far left believed that the disengagement could not take place because each group was gripped by a fallacious belief system, in which contradiction or dissent was impossible.’
  • 14) ‘As this magazine reluctantly pointed out at the time, it is based on a fallacious theory that the brain works in strict hierarchical order: that the midbrain develops before the cortex.’
  • 15) ‘SIR - The campaign to save and restore the Odeon has been widely supported, but despite this, Bradford Centre Regeneration has advanced fallacious arguments that the scheme would prove too costly.’
  • 16) ‘As ever the Telegraph is busy fulmigating against so many straw men and other fallacious arguments.’
  • 17) ‘However, most of his evidence is in the form of specious and fallacious arguments.’
  • 18) ‘It is also a fallacious argument that heavy vehicles alone account for the recurring accidents.’
  • 19) ‘This argument is simply fallacious as both purposes can simultaneously apply.’
  • 20) ‘Subscribers and practitioners of these fallacious beliefs were deemed at the time to be ‘properly schooled in science.’’
  • 21) ‘Some of Descartes' claims were fallacious such as his belief that the velocity of light is infinite.’
  • 22) ‘Alex is hawk-eyed when it comes to spotting lazy reasoning or fallacious argument, and lightning-fast at exposing it where it occurs.’
  • 23) ‘Now that I have covered his central arguments as fallacious, I would like to step back and look at the work as a whole.’
  • 24) ‘The proofs are anecdotal or based on fallacious reasoning such as thinking that a correlation proves a causal connection.’
  • 25) ‘I think this is an entirely fallacious argument, with little to no factual support.’
  • 26) ‘Nonetheless, he has worked his way to becoming a committed supporter of free trade; and, in the two books we have here to consider, he refutes a large number of fallacious arguments in favor of trade restrictions.’
  • 27) ‘If you stop to think about it, this argument is totally fallacious.’
  • 28) ‘However, a careful examination of the proposed agreement exposes this argument as fallacious.’
  • 29) ‘We believe that argument to be absurd and fallacious, and hope that defenders of liberty will recognise that it is exactly this kind of panic-stricken measure that will most gratify the killers.’
  • 30) ‘The utterly fallacious idea at the heart of the pro-war argument is that it is the duty of the anti-war argument to provide an alternative to war.’
  • 31) ‘The important things about being skeptical are therefore understanding rational argument and understanding fallacious and fraudulent argument.…’

Use Linguix everywhere you write

Be productive and efficient, no matter where and what you write!

Linguix Apps

Get audience-specific corrections, access statistics, and view readability scores.

Browser Extensions

Get your writing checked on millions of websites, including Gmail, Facebook, and Google Docs.

Linguix Keyboard

Make your content read and look better on mobile.

MS Office add-ins

Download Linguix for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook to check grammar, punctuation, and style instantly right in your documents.

This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy