(on the celestial sphere) opposite the sun.


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    a specious argument for displaying ingenuity in reasoning or for deceiving someone. any false argument; fallacy. Historical Examples To sift thoroughly this sophism, it is sufficient to remember that human labor is not an end but a means. What Is Free Trade? Frdrick Bastiat Seeing me foiled, Charley advanced with the doubtful aid of a […]

  • Sophist

    (often initial capital letter) Greek History. any of a class of professional teachers in ancient Greece who gave instruction in various fields, as in general culture, rhetoric, politics, or disputation. a person belonging to this class at a later period who, while professing to teach skill in reasoning, concerned himself with ingenuity and specious effectiveness […]

  • Sophistic

    of the nature of ; fallacious. characteristic or suggestive of . given to the use of . of or relating to or . Historical Examples sophistic is the shadow or counterfeit of law-giving: Rhetoric, of judging or adjudicating. Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume II (of 4) George Grote Mr. Jowett […]

  • Sophistication

    character, ideas, tastes, or ways as the result of education, worldly experience, etc.: the sophistication of the wealthy. change from the natural character or simplicity, or the resulting condition. complexity, as in design or organization. impairment or debasement, as of purity or genuineness. the use of ; a sophism, quibble, or fallacious argument. Contemporary Examples […]

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