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Synonyms and Antonyms of straw man

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straw man

synonym (synonym of straw man)

hypernym (straw man IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • a person used as a cover for some questionable activity (noun.person)
    someone who leads you to believe something that is not true (noun.person)
     
  • a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted (noun.communication)
    an argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious (noun.communication)
     
  • an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds (noun.artifact)
    a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture) (noun.artifact)
     

derivation (.... is derived from straw man)

synonym hypernym derivation figurehead front front man strawman bird-scarer scarecrow effigy image simulacrum specious argument beguiler cheat affright fright frighten scare

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