[suh-fis-tik or suh-fis-ti-kuh l]
Origin of sophistic
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of or relating to sophists or sophistry
consisting of sophisms or sophistry; specious
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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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