HyperDic: sophistic

English > 2 senses of the word sophistic:
ADJECTIVEpertsophisticof or pertaining to sophists
allsophistic, sophisticalplausible but misleading
English > sophistic: 2 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or pertaining to sophists.
NounsSophistany of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects
sophistsomeone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
English > sophistic: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningPlausible but misleading.
Synonymsophistical
BroaderinvalidHaving no cogency or legal force
Spanishespecioso
Nounssophisma deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity / ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
sophistsomeone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious

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