Definition of sophistry in English:

sophistry

Syllabification: soph·ist·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈsäfəstrē
 
/

noun (plural sophistries)

1The use of fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving.
More example sentences
  • 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.
1.1A fallacious argument.
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
specious reasoning, fallacy, sophism, casuistryfallacious argument, sophism, fallacy; Logicparalogism

Definition of sophistry in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day guzzle
Pronunciation: ˈgəzəl
verb
eat or drink (something) greedily