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sophism

soph·ism

sophism

 
pronunciation:
sa fih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an argument that sounds reasonable but is actually fallacious.
similar words:
casuistry, sophistry
definition 2: deceptive, specious, or fallacious argumentation; sophistry.
similar words:
casuistry, sophistry
Word Parts
The word sophism contains the following parts:
soph, -sophy Greek root that means wise, wisdom
-ism1 Greek noun-forming suffix that means act, process, state, practice, or instance of
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The suffix -ism1 attaches to Greek roots to form nouns which usually have a corresponding verb ending in "-ize, -ise". See also -ism2.