Philosophistic Phi*los`o*phis"tic, Philosophistical Phi*los`o*phis"tic*al, a. Of or pertaining to the love or practice of sophistry. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • philosophistic — philosophistˈic or philosophistˈical adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑philosopher * * * philosophistic, a. (fɪlɒsəʊˈfɪstɪk) [f. philosophist + ic; cf. Calvinist ic, etc.] = next. in Webster …   Useful english dictionary

  • philosophistic — adjective Exhibiting a love of sophistry or logical reasoning; philosophical; may include fallacious reasoning …   Wiktionary

  • Philosophistical — Philosophistic Phi*los o*phis tic, Philosophistical Phi*los o*phis tic*al, a. Of or pertaining to the love or practice of sophistry. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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