sophister

[ sof-uh-ster ]
/ ˈsɒf ə stər /
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noun

a specious, unsound, or fallacious reasoner.
Chiefly British. (especially formerly) a second or third year student at a university.
Obsolete. an ancient Greek sophist.

Nearby words

  1. sophi,
  2. sophia,
  3. sophie,
  4. sophism,
  5. sophist,
  6. sophistic,
  7. sophisticate,
  8. sophisticated,
  9. sophistication,
  10. sophistries

Origin of sophister

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French sophistre < Latin sophista. See sophist

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British Dictionary definitions for sophister

sophister

/ (ˈsɒfɪstə) /

noun

(esp formerly) a second-year undergraduate at certain British universities
rare another word for sophist
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