[suh-fis-tik or suh-fis-ti-kuh l]
Origin of sophistic
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Examples from the Web for sophistical
What you say about the quarrel in the United States is sophistical.
Whether the reasoning of the Coromantee was correct or only sophistical, the facts were the same.The Ocean Waifs
It is not necessary to repeat Reginald's explanation, as it was shallow and sophistical.Five Hundred Dollars
For sophistical reasoning it is a curiosity in legal decisions.
She followed him through all his sophistical reasonings with a keener reason.Lady Byron Vindicated
Harriet Beecher Stowe
- of or relating to sophists or sophistry
- consisting of sophisms or sophistry; specious
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Word Origin and History for sophistical
1540s, from Latin sophisticus, from Greek sophistikos "like a sophist, sophistical," from sophistes (see sophist). Related: Sophistical (late 15c.); sophistically (late 14c.).
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