Definition of sophist
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Not even the most shameless sophist will argue that anything like that happened.
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Origin and Etymology of sophist
Latin sophista, from Greek sophistēs, literally, expert, wise man, from sophizesthai to become wise, deceive, from sophos clever, wise
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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