Noun(1) a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
(1) trying to argue that I had benefited in any way from the disaster was pure sophistry(2) How you tried to deceive us with smug sophistry ?(3) Badiou insists that philosophy is the discipline concerned with truth, and that any effort to detract philosophy from this concern is tantamount to sophistry .(4) But Keynes smoothed over the harsh Marxist anti-individualism with artful sophistry and clever rhetoric into something salable to Americans.(5) It must be confessed that there is an air of sophistry about this argument - and I certainly have doubts about its cogency.(6) The Guardian's argumentation is pure sophistry .(7) I think you've been doing it so long you don't even recognize anymore that they're nothing but sophistries .(8) There are then, several sophistries involved in abdicating our positions to cultural corruption.(9) During his literal captivity as a prisoner of war in Kentucky, he becomes figuratively captivated by her sophistries , which are explicitly coded as American.(10) Most lawyers, of course, don't internalise their sophistries .(11) When you bombard them with sophistries , wrong messages and show them only dead-ends, that is where you finally reach.
1. specious reasoning ::
2. fallacious argument ::
3. sophism ::
Different Formssophistries, sophistry
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