sophistry Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
The art or process of reasoning; logic.Obs.
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.
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