sophism

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Etymology 1[edit]

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sophism (plural sophisms)

  1. a method of teaching using the techniques of philosophy and rhetoric
  2. (slang) A flawed argument superficially correct in its reasoning, usually designed to deceive.
  3. (slang) An intentional fallacy.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

sophism (uncountable)

  1. Archaic spelling of Sufism.[1]

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  1. ^ sofi, sophism in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911