Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
casuistry

cas·u·ist·ry

casuistry

pronunciation:
kae zhu ih stri
part of speech: noun
inflections: casuistries
definition 1: the application of general ethical principles in determining right and wrong in particular cases.
similar words:
ethics, morals
definition 2: the fallacious, misleading, or dishonest application of such principles; sophistry.
synonyms:
sophism, sophistry, speciousness
similar words:
duplicity