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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of sophists.
  • adjective Apparently sound but really fallacious; specious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as sophistical.
  • noun The methods of the Greek sophists; sophistry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a sophist; embodying sophistry; fallaciously subtile; not sound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Sophistical.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective plausible but misleading
  • adjective of or pertaining to sophists

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