sophistical
adjective see sophistic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sophistical — [sə fis′ti kəl] adj. 〚ML sophisticalis < L sophisticus < Gr sophistikos < sophistēs, wise man, sophist〛 1. of or characteristic of sophists or sophistry 2. clever and plausible, but unsound and tending to mislead [a sophistical argument] …   Universalium

  • sophistical — [sə fis′ti kəl] adj. [ML sophisticalis < L sophisticus < Gr sophistikos < sophistēs, wise man, sophist] 1. of or characteristic of sophists or sophistry 2. clever and plausible, but unsound and tending to mislead [a sophistical argument] …   English World dictionary

  • sophistical — index deceptive, fallacious, ill founded, illogical, illusory, incorrect, sophistic, specious, subtle …   Law dictionary

  • sophistical — fallacious, casuistical (see under FALLACY) Antonyms: valid Contrasted words: cogent, sound, convincing, compelling, telling (see VALID) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Sophistical — Sophistic So*phis tic, Sophistical So*phis tic*al, a. [L. sophisticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. sophistique.] Of or pertaining to a sophist; embodying sophistry; fallaciously subtile; not sound. [1913 Webster] His argument . . . is altogether sophistical.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sophistical — sophist ► NOUN ▪ a person who uses clever but false arguments. DERIVATIVES sophistic adjective sophistical adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • sophistical — adjective a) Pertaining to a sophist or sophistry. b) Fallacious, misleading or incorrect in logic or reasoning, especially intentionally. Syn: sophistic …   Wiktionary

  • sophistical — Synonyms and related words: Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, apparently sound, arch, artful, astute, cagey, canny, casuistic, clever, colorable, crafty, cunning, cute, deceitful, deceptive, deep, deep laid, designing, diplomatic, dishonest,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sophistical — adj. of or pertaining to sophists; fallacious, unsound, not based on facts; misleading, deceptive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sophistical — a. Fallacious, illogical, quibbling, unsound …   New dictionary of synonyms

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