noun (plural sophistries)[mass noun]
1The use of clever but false arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving: trying to argue that I had benefited in any way from the disaster was pure sophistry
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- But Keynes smoothed over the harsh Marxist anti-individualism with artful sophistry and clever rhetoric into something salable to Americans.
- The Guardian's argumentation is pure sophistry.
- It must be confessed that there is an air of sophistry about this argument - and I certainly have doubts about its cogency.
1.1 [count noun] A fallacious argument.
- There are then, several sophistries involved in abdicating our positions to cultural corruption.
- I think you've been doing it so long you don't even recognize anymore that they're nothing but sophistries.
- When you bombard them with sophistries, wrong messages and show them only dead-ends, that is where you finally reach.
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