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sophistic

or sophistical

[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.
Origin of sophistic
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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Examples from the Web for sophistically
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  • All nature beckons you forth and murmurs to you sophistically that such hours should be devoted to collecting impressions.

    Italian Hours Henry James
  • It is justice to the seller, but, argue as sophistically as you like, it is not justice to the purchaser.

    The Hills and the Vale Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for sophistically

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 sophistically

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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