sophistic

adjective
so·​phis·​tic | \ sä-ˈfi-stik How to pronounce sophistic (audio) , sə-\
variants: or sophistical \ sä-​ˈfi-​sti-​kəl How to pronounce sophistical (audio) , sə-​ \

Definition of sophistic

1 : of or relating to sophists, sophistry, or the ancient Sophists sophistic rhetoric sophistic subtleties
2 : plausible but fallacious sophistic reasoning

Other Words from sophistic

sophistically \ sä-​ˈfi-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce sophistically (audio) , sə-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of sophistic

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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