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