Sophistry meaning

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Sophistry is the deliberate use of a false argument with the intent to trick someone or a false or untrue argument.

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.

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Unsound or misleading but clever, plausible, and subtle argument or reasoning.
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(countable) An argument that seems plausible, but is fallacious or misleading, especially one devised deliberately to be so.
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A plausible but misleading or fallacious argument.
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Plausible but fallacious argumentation.
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(uncountable) The art of using deceptive speech or writing.
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(uncountable) Cunning or trickery.
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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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