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sophistry (n.)

"specious but fallacious reasoning," mid-14c., from Old French sophistrie (Modern French sophisterie), from Medieval Latin sophistria, from Latin sophista, sophistes (see sophist). "Sophistry applies to reasoning as sophism to a single argument" [Century Dictionary].

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Definitions of sophistry

sophistry (n.)
a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone;
Synonyms: sophism / sophistication
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