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sophist +‎ -ic


sophistic (comparative more sophistic, superlative most sophistic)

  1. Pertaining to sophists.
    • the “classical realists” of antiquity like the Sophists and Thucydides advanced essentially the same theory: the powerful clothe their pursuit of self-interest in the garb of morality and justice. .. he is simply translating in to Marxian terms the Sophistic view “that the more powerful will always take advantage of the weaker, and will give the name of law and justice to whatever they lay down in their own interests.” - (W.K.C. Guthrie, The Sophists (1971), p. 60) (as referenced in Hermeneutics of Suspicion)
  2. Sophistical.