sophistic

sophistic
sophistically, adv.sophisticalness, n.
/seuh fis"tik/, adj.
1. of the nature of sophistry; fallacious.
2. characteristic or suggestive of sophistry.
3. given to the use of sophistry.
4. of or pertaining to sophists or sophistry.
[1540-50; < L sophisticus < Gk sophistikós, equiv. to sophist(és) (see SOPHIST) + -ikos -IC]

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