noun, plural soph·ist·ries.
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Origin of sophistry
OTHER WORDS FROM sophistryan·ti·soph·ist·ry, noun
Words nearby sophistry
Example sentences from the Web for sophistry
One of the arguments for intervention arising from the Syria strikes relies on a bit of sophistry.What Israel's Attack Doesn't Mean For American Intervention In Syria|Ali Gharib|May 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
No amount of rouge will ever camouflage rhetoric and sophistry.Letter to a Young Critic: William Giraldi Defends True Criticism|William Giraldi|September 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But there is a sophistry which attends all the passions, especially those into which the populace enter.
People unpleasantly refer me back, and to escape I have to invent some sophistry.The Journal of a Disappointed Man|Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
It is his inability to discover the true mode of investigation that accounts for much of Rousseau's sophistry.The Rise of the Democracy|Joseph Clayton
In our attempt to reconcile God's conduct with morality, we resort to sophistry.Morality Without God|M. M. Mangasarian
It is always acceptable to my mind, and, stripped of all sophistry and oblique conditions, it would appear the same to every mind.The Speech of Monkeys|R. L. Garner
British Dictionary definitions for sophistry
noun plural -ries
- a method of argument that is seemingly plausible though actually invalid and misleading
- the art of using such arguments