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noun (sophistr, ies, -)
  1. (countable) An argument that seems plausible, but is fallacious or misleading, especially one devised deliberately to be so.
  2. (uncountable) The art of using deceptive speech or writing.
  3. (uncountable) cunning, Cunning or trickery.
Etymology: From sophistrie < sophista < Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (sophistÄs) "wise man" < (polytonic, ) (sophizÅ) "I am wise" < (polytonic, ) "wise"


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