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soph·is·try

 (sŏf′ĭ-strē)
n. pl. soph·is·tries
1. Plausible but fallacious argumentation.
2. A plausible but misleading or fallacious argument.

sophistry

(ˈsɒfɪstrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Philosophy)
a. a method of argument that is seemingly plausible though actually invalid and misleading
b. the art of using such arguments
2. subtle but unsound or fallacious reasoning
3. an instance of this; sophism

soph•ist•ry

(ˈsɒf ə stri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a subtle, tricky, superficially plausible, but generally fallacious method of reasoning.
2. a false argument; sophism.
[1300–50]

sophistry

1. the teachings and ways of teaching of the ancient Greek sophists.
2. subtle, superficially plausible, but actually specious or fallacious reasoning, as was sometimes used by the sophists.
See also: Philosophy
1. the teachings and ways of teaching of the Greek sophists.
2. specious or fallacious reasoning, as was sometimes used by the sophists.
See also: Argumentation, Learning, Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sophistry - a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
fallacy, false belief - a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

sophistry

noun fallacy, quibble, casuistry, sophism, specious reasoning a triumph of sophistry

sophistry

noun
Plausible but invalid reasoning:
Translations

sophistry

[ˈsɒfɪstrɪ] Nsofistería f
a sophistryun sofisma

sophistry

nSophisterei f

sophistry

[ˈsəʊfɪstrɪ] n (frm) → sofisma m
References in classic literature ?
or are they swayed and perverted by the sophistries of worldly policy?
He has shown himself in this as in everything else, a cheat, a conspirator, a man of crooked ways, shifts, tricks, lying sophistries, heartless selfishness, cruel cynicism--" He stopped to catch his breath, and Sir Charles interposed a remonstrance.
Or are these sophistries to be regarded as belonging to the age in which he lived and to his personal character, and this apparent haughtiness as flowing from the natural elevation of his position?
Not that he treated me to any ingenious sophistries or paradoxical perversities.
Duty is duty, John, and no amount of sophistries may change it.
And so he reasoned until the first generous impulse to proclaim the truth and relinquish his titles and his estates to their rightful owner was forgotten beneath the mass of sophistries which self-interest had advanced.