Sophistry is the deliberate use of a false argument with the intent to trick someone or a false or untrue argument.noun
An example of sophistry is when you use a fact in an argument to make your point even though you know the point is false.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
noun pl. sophistries
- unsound or misleading but clever, plausible, and subtle argument or reasoning; sophism
- the methods or practices of the Sophists
Origin: ME sophistrie < ML sophistria
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noun pl. soph·is·tries
- Plausible but fallacious argumentation.
- A plausible but misleading or fallacious argument.