Character 9
Hyphenation soph ist ry
Pronunciations /ˈsɒ.fɪ.stɹi/

Definitions and meanings of "Sophistry"

What do we mean by sophistry?

Plausible but fallacious argumentation. noun

A plausible but misleading or fallacious argument. noun

The methods of teaching, doctrines, or practices of the Greek sophists. noun

Fallacious reasoning; reasoning sound in appearance only; especially, reasoning deceptive from intention or passion. noun

Argument for exercise merely. noun

Trickery; craft. noun

Synonyms See def. 2 of fallacy. noun

The art or process of reasoning; logic. noun

The practice of a sophist; fallacious reasoning; reasoning sound in appearance only. noun

An argument that seems plausible, but is fallacious or misleading, especially one devised deliberately to be so. noun

The art of using deceptive speech or writing. noun

Cunning or trickery. noun

A deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone noun

Cunning, sometimes manifested as trickery.

The art of using deceptive speech or writing.

An argument that seems plausible, but is fallacious or misleading, especially one devised deliberately to be so.

Terrible. Horrendous. Urban Dictionary

Sophistry is the belief or practice when somebody complicates a point to decieve someone. Urban Dictionary

Sophistry is obsessive thinking out loud. it is an attention seeking behaviour that loners or so called "philosophers" use to attract other people and make them listen to their non-sense crap. Urban Dictionary

- derogatory slang for "anthroposophy," a loosely-anthropology-based psuedo-academic cult formed in the 70's. - a practice that utilizes archetypal characteristics to exploit an individual's weaknesses; establish that individual as a passive subject rather than a conscious, volitional actor; alienate; subvert and erode an individual's sense of self, particularly in relation to others; engage in character-sabotage; also to pass and/or gather (often very private) information for any variety of reasons, ranging from personal revenge to broad-based politics. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Sophistry

The word "sophistry" in example sentences

Several in company checked him from time to time for his bitter reflections instead of arguments, and wished him, if he could to answer my arguments, which he called sophistry, assuring him that until he did, they must receive my opinion and arguments as scriptural and sound reasoning. ❋ Unknown (1887)

Furthermore, this piece of sophistry from the Catholic League conveniently ignores the fact that there is no statistical correlation between homosexuality and pedophilia (despite what some people may choose to believe) and the majority of adults charged with sexual exploitation of minors are not gay but straight — including many who are married and have children of their own. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The people who have attained the levers of government power have demonstrated considerable skill in sophistry in order to obtain power that was not intended to be granted. ❋ Unknown (2010)

And yet when all the sophistry is boiled down, the theory amounts to living things are complicated. ❋ Unknown (2008)

There is a kind of sophistry, which is adapted to all ages, and to all countries; I mean that turn of mind which judgeth those vices in which we have no share. ❋ Unknown (1812)

Unless you've studied both the paper and Behe's response to it why would you fling the label sophistry around? ❋ Unknown (2009)

Thoughts on "philosophy otherwise known as sophistry" ❋ Unknown (2009)

However, it is sheer sophistry, that is, “subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation,” of which Senator Kerry should be ashamed ❋ Unknown (2004)

'And do you call it fair to persecute, in this way, at the instigation of a proud aristocrat (he had already learned this slang sophistry), a young man, who is almost a stranger among you?' ❋ Various (N/A)

Fire destroys all sophistry, that is deceit; and maintains truth alone, that is gold. ❋ 1452-1519 Leonardo Da Vinci (1485)

Your sophistry is a cliche 'a house divided cannot stand 'there is no end to your foolishness. ❋ Unknown (2009)

nourishing obscurity: [philosophy] otherwise known as sophistry nourishing obscurity: [philosophy] otherwise known as sophistry ❋ Unknown (2009)

Sophistry is [terrible] ❋ SupremePie (2007)

[1 + 1] may = 2 but if you look into the factors of 1 you realise that [1 and 1] are 2 seperate entities which cannot be added together hence 1 + 1 = 0 A very bad example of [sophistry] ^^^ ❋ Adnaan (2005)

"A mind that gives an opinion about a fact is a narrow, limited, destructive mind. …You can translate the fact in one way, and I can translate it in another way. The translation of the fact is a curse which prevents us from seeing the actual fact and doing something about the fact. When you and I discuss our opinions about the fact, nothing is done about the fact; you can add perhaps more to the fact, [see more] nuances, implications, significance about the fact, and I may see less significance in the facts. But the fact cannot be interpreted; I cannot offer an opinion about the fact. It is so, and it is very difficult for a mind to accept the fact. We are always translating, we are always giving different meanings to it, according to our prejudices, conditionings, hopes, fears and all the rest of it. If you and I could see the fact without offering an opinion, [interpreting], giving a significance, then the fact becomes much more alive - not more alive - the fact is there alone, [nothing else matters]; then the fact has its own energy which drives you in the right direction." This was a pure example of some professional [sophistry]! ❋ Katherine Aya (2006)

yeah, i [steer clear of] that [prof]; he claims to raise consciousness, but he's [in deep] with anthro-sophistry. ❋ Informazioni (2011)

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