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[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.).


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