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sophistic

[suh-fis-tik] /səˈfɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of the nature of sophistry; fallacious.
2.
characteristic or suggestive of sophistry.
3.
given to the use of sophistry.
4.
of or relating to sophists or sophistry.
Also, sophistical.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin sophisticus < Greek sophistikós, equivalent to sophist(ḗs) (see sophist) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
sophistically, adverb
sophisticalness, noun
antisophistic, adjective
nonsophistic, adjective
nonsophistical, adjective
nonsophistically, adverb
nonsophisticalness, noun
unsophistic, adjective
unsophistical, adjective
unsophistically, adverb
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  • To say that a hazard does not exist if proper safety procedures are followed is a sophistic argument.
  • The hypothetical portrait of additional trials painted by plaintiff looks to us to be not only speculative, but sophistic.
British Dictionary definitions for sophistic

sophistic

/səˈfɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to sophists or sophistry
2.
consisting of sophisms or sophistry; specious
Derived Forms
sophistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sophistic
adj.

1540s, from Latin sophisticus, from Greek sophistikos "like a sophist, sophistical," from sophistes (see sophist). Related: Sophistical (late 15c.); sophistically (late 14c.).

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