or so·phis·ti·cal

[ suh-fis-tik or suh-fis-ti-kuh l ]
/ səˈfɪs tɪk or səˈfɪs tɪ kəl /


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

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



/ (səˈfɪstɪk) /


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

Derived forms of sophistic

sophistically, adverb
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