Sophistry Definition

sŏfĭ-strē
sophistries
noun
sophistries
Plausible but fallacious argumentation.
American Heritage
Unsound or misleading but clever, plausible, and subtle argument or reasoning.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

(uncountable) The art of using deceptive speech or writing.

Wiktionary

(uncountable) Cunning or trickery.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Sophistry

Noun

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sophistry
Plural:
sophistries

Origin of Sophistry

  • From Old French sophistrie, from Latin sophista, from Ancient Greek σοφιστής (sophistÄ“s, “wise man"), from σοφίζω (sophizō, “I am wise"), from σοφός (sophos, “wise").

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