HyperDic: sophist

English > 2 senses of the word Sophist / sophist:
NOUNperson Sophistany of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects
person sophist, casuistsomeone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
English > Sophist: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAny of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects.
BroaderphilosopherA specialist in philosophy
Adjectivessophisticof or pertaining to sophists
English > sophist: 2 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious.
Synonymcasuist
Broaderreasoner, ratiocinatorsomeone who reasons logically
Spanishcasuista, sofista
Catalancasuista, sofista
Adjectivessophisticof or pertaining to sophists
sophistic, sophisticalplausible but misleading
Nounssophisma deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity / ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone

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