(also known as: suppressed evidence, fallacy of incomplete evidence, argument by selective observation, argument by half-truth, card stacking, fallacy of exclusion, ignoring the counter evidence, one-sided assessment, slanting, one-sidedness)

Description: When only select evidence is presented in order to persuade the audience to accept a position, and evidence that would go against the position is withheld. The stronger the withheld evidence, the more fallacious the argument.
My political candidate gives 10% of his income to the needy, goes to church every Sunday, and volunteers one day a week at a homeless shelter. Therefore, he is honest and morally straight.

Explanation: What information was left out of the example is that this same candidate gives 10% of his income to needy prostitutes in exchange for services, goes to the bar every Sunday after church (and sometimes before), and only works at the homeless shelter to get clients for his drug dealing business.

This is a prime example of cherry picking.
by Information Daily February 26, 2014
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When you know a girl who is currently in a relationship and you know that relationship won't last so you stay in touch as best you can with the girl in hopes of scoring a rebound when she breaks up. Can be done with multiple girls as well.
Tom: Hey John I noticed you are staying in touch with Chelesea and Brittney lately. You two good friends?

John: Nah dude they are both in relationships which I know they can't keep. As soon as one of them breaks up I'm going in for the kill.

Tom: Fuckin' cherry picking
by xxloosecannonxx August 5, 2009
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Cherry Picking, is the act of going out of your way to make something look bad.

It involves highlighting isolated instances or minor details to create a skewed or misleading impression about something, typically to make it appear worse than it actually is.

In essence, cherry picking involves taking a small part of a larger picture and using it out of context to support a negative or biased view, which can be misleading and unfair. It's important to consider all relevant information and context when forming an opinion or making an argument to avoid falling into the trap of cherry picking.
John: Bro GTA IV is not even realistic, Niko eats a whole burger in one bite
Evan: Are you serious right now. thats cherry picking at its finest.
by Justabloke83 September 8, 2023
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It's a sex move where one grasps the males nuts and squeezes it as he ejaculates which makes it shoot 50 feet across the room.
After good sex I gave him a good cherry picking.
by Nobody's Banana December 14, 2017
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The act of frantically grabbing at the coal (cherry) of the blunt to save it from the crevasse of a cup holder or other debris.
“Why are you screaming cuz” “because I went cherry picking
by Logges123 May 8, 2019
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to select the best and most profitable elements
They cherry-pick their employees at the worst possible time.
by The Return of Light Joker September 19, 2009
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1. Hang around the goal waiting for a pass. Someone who doesn't play defense.
2 Choosing to do the easiest task out of a group of tasks when given the chance.
1. That lazy bastard is cherry picking again, he never comes back to play defense.
2. That cherry picker took the easiest way out again.
by longhorn January 13, 2005
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