Definition of special pleading noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


special pleading

BrE BrE//ˌspeʃl ˈpliːdɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌspeʃl ˈpliːdɪŋ//
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trying to persuade somebody about something by mentioning only the arguments that support your opinion and ignoring the arguments that do not support it
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: special pleading