[suh-fis-tik] /səˈfɪs tɪk/
of the nature of ; fallacious.
characteristic or suggestive of .
given to the use of .
of or relating to or .
of or relating to sophists or sophistry
consisting of sophisms or sophistry; specious
1540s, from Latin sophisticus, from Greek sophistikos “like a sophist, sophistical,” from sophistes (see sophist). Related: Sophistical (late 15c.); sophistically (late 14c.).
[sov-rin, sov-er-in, suhv-] /ˈsɒv rɪn, ˈsɒv ər ɪn, ˈsʌv-/ noun 1. a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler. 2. a person who has supreme power or authority. 3. a group or body of persons or a state having sovereign authority. 4. a gold coin of the United Kingdom, equal to one pound sterling: […]
[spey-shuh l] /ˈspeɪ ʃəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to . 2. existing or occurring in ; having extension in . /ˈspeɪʃəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to space 2. existing or happening in space adj. 1847, from Latin spatium + adjectival suffix -al (1); formed in English as an adjective to space (n.), to […]
[spee-king] /ˈspi kɪŋ/ noun 1. the act, utterance, or discourse of a person who . 2. speakings, literary works composed for recitation, as ancient bardic poetry; oral literature. adjective 3. that . 4. used in, suited to, or involving speaking or talking: the speaking voice. 5. of or relating to declamation. 6. giving information as […]
[spesh-uh l] /ˈspɛʃ əl/ adjective 1. of a distinct or particular kind or character: a special kind of key. 2. being a particular one; particular, individual, or certain: You’d better call the special number. 3. pertaining or peculiar to a particular person, thing, instance, etc.; distinctive; unique: the special features of a plan. 4. having […]