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sophistry

soph·ist·ry

sophistry

 
 
pronunciation:
sa fih stri
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: sophistries
definition 1: a subtle, deceptive method of reasoning or arguing, involving statements that sound plausible but are actually false or fallacious.
He persuades his audiences by sophistry rather than by sound reasoning.
synonyms:
casuistry, sophism
similar words:
deception, fallacy, illogicality, speciousness, subterfuge, untruth
definition 2: a statement or argument of this sort; sophism.
synonyms:
sophism
similar words:
fallacy, speciousness
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