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Definition of sophistry noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sophistry

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈsɑfəstri//
     
    (pl. sophistries) (formal)
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable] the use of intelligent arguments to persuade people that something is true when it is really false Convincing myself that I had gained in some way from my loss was just pure sophistry.
  2. 2[countable] a reason or an explanation that tries to show that something is true when it is really false He was hostile to their hypocritical sophistries.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sophistry