sophister

sophister

[sof-uh-ster]
noun
1.
a specious, unsound, or fallacious reasoner.
2.
Chiefly British. (especially formerly) a second or third year student at a university.
3.
Obsolete. an ancient Greek sophist.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French sophistre < Latin sophista. See sophist

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sophister (ˈsɒfɪstə)
 
n
1.  (esp formerly) a second-year undergraduate at certain British universities
2.  rare another word for sophist

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