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Meaning of SOPHISTRY

Pronunciation:  'sâfistree

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

SOPHISTRY is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Soph"ist*ry\, n. [OE. sophistrie, OF. sophisterie.]
1. The art or process of reasoning; logic. [Obs.]

2. The practice of a sophist; fallacious reasoning; reasoning
   sound in appearance only.

         The juggle of sophistry consists, for the most part,
         in usig a word in one sense in the premise, and in
         another sense in the conclusion.      --Coleridge.

Syn: See {Fallacy}.

 

 

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