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specious
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
seemingly good, but without merit

or:

insincere, but seemingly good
  • And all the while, lest one should be in any doubt as to the reality which Goldstein's specious claptrap covered, behind his head on the telescreen there marched the endless columns of the Eurasian army — row after row of solid-looking men with expressionless Asiatic faces, who swam up to the surface of the screen and vanished, to be replaced by others exactly similar.
    p. 13.1
specious = seemingly good, but without merit
There are no more uses of "specious" in 1984 by Orwell.

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