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Definition of "sophistic" [so•phis•tic]

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of sophists. (adjective)
  • Apparently sound but really fallacious; specious: sophistic refutations. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sophistic" in a sentence
  • "A comment was banned for the use of the word sophistic?"
  • "With the movement in Greek thought which is generally known as sophistic,"
  • "Sullen countermodernity images the academic as the snide sophistic Last Man, pathetically, defensively retreated into what – all good sense knows – is pseudo-intellectual flummery."