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sophistry Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
    sophism; sophistication.
WordNet

Soph"ist*ry noun
Etymology
OE. sophistrie, OF. sophisterie.
Definitions
  1. The art or process of reasoning; logic. Obs.
  2. The practice of a sophist; fallacious reasoning; reasoning sound in appearance only.
    The juggle of sophistry consists, for the most part, in using a word in one sense in the premise, and in another sense in the conclusion. Coleridge.
    Syn. -- See Fallacy.

Webster 1913


"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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