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sophistic

[ suh-fis-tik ]
/ səˈfɪs tɪk /
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adjective

of the nature of sophistry; fallacious.
characteristic or suggestive of sophistry.
given to the use of sophistry.
of or relating to sophists or sophistry.

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Also so·phis·ti·cal [suh-fis-ti-kuhl] /səˈfɪs tɪ kəl/ .

Origin of sophistic

1540–50; <Latin sophisticus<Greek sophistikós, equivalent to sophist(ḗs) (see sophist) + -ikos-ic

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British Dictionary definitions for sophistic

sophistic

sophistical

/ (səˈfɪstɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to sophists or sophistry
consisting of sophisms or sophistry; specious

Derived forms of sophistic

sophistically, adverb
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