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Meaning of SOPHISM

Pronunciation:  'sâfizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
 

SOPHISM is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: sophistication, sophistry
 
 See Also: fallacy, false belief

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Soph"ism\, n. [F. sophisme, L. sophisma, fr. Gr. ?, fr.
? to make wise, ? to be become wise, to play the sophist, fr.
? wise.]
The doctrine or mode of reasoning practiced by a sophist;
hence, any fallacy designed to deceive.

      When a false argument puts on the appearance of a true
      one, then it is properly called a sophism, or
      ``fallacy''.                             --I. Watts.

      Let us first rid ourselves of sophisms, those of
      depraved men, and those of heartless philosophers. --I.
                                               Taylor.

 

 

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