Synonyms and related words:
aberrancy, aberration, abuse, abuse of office, abuse of terms, apparent soundness, befoulment, casuistry, catachresis, circularity, contorting, conversion, corrupt administration, debasement, defalcation, defectiveness, defilement, delusion, desecration, deviancy, disingenuousness, distortion, diversion, eisegesis, embezzlement, equivocalness, equivocation, errancy, erroneousness, error, evasive reasoning, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, falsity, fault, faultiness, flaw, flawedness, fouling, garbling, gloss, hamartia, heresy, heterodoxy, illusion, insincerity, invalid linking, jesuitism, jesuitry, maladministration, malentendu, malfeasance, malobservation, malpractice, malversation, mesalliance, misalliance, misapplicability, misapprehension, misappropriation, miscitation, misconception, misconduct, misconnection, misconstruction, misdoing, misemployment, misexplanation, misexplication, misexposition, misfeasance, mishandling, misintelligence, misinterpretation, misjudgment, mismanagement, misquotation, misreading, misreference, misrelation, misrendering, mistranslation, misunderstanding, misusage, misuse, misuse of words, mystification, obfuscation, obscurantism, oversubtlety, peccancy, peculation, perversion, philosophism, pilfering, plausibility, plausibleness, pollution, poor stewardship, profanation, prostitution, rationalization, self-contradiction, sin, sinfulness, sophism, sophistical reasoning, sophistication, sophistry, special pleading, speciosity, specious reasoning, speciousness, squeezing, subtlety, torturing, twisting, unorthodoxy, untrueness, untruth, untruthfulness, vicious circle, vicious reasoning, violation, wrenching, wrong, wrongness

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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