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casuistic

or cas·u·is·ti·cal

[kazh-oo-is-tik or kazh-oo-is-ti-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to casuists or casuistry.
  2. oversubtle; intellectually dishonest; sophistical: casuistic distinctions.
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Origin of casuistic

First recorded in 1650–60; casuist + -ic
Related formscas·u·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·cas·u·is·tic, adjectivenon·cas·u·is·ti·cal, adjectivenon·cas·u·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbo·ver·cas·u·is·tic, adjectiveo·ver·cas·u·is·ti·cal, adjectiveo·ver·cas·u·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for casuistic

Historical Examples

  • In fact the casuistic Elihu casts no light whatever on the situation.

    Demonology and Devil-lore

    Moncure Daniel Conway

  • These last are perhaps to be regarded as casuistic discussions like those which play such a large part in Jewish tradition.

  • If that despotic and casuistic recluse could have known what my heart and soul are like, she would have advised you differently.

  • This is the position of the casuistic mystic moralist and not of the man who sees only the visible world.

    Robert Louis Stevenson

    Alexander H. Japp

  • My casuistic knowledge is not sufficient to solve such a question reasonably.