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- (uncountable) Cunning, sometimes manifested as trickery.
- "Such conduct is at any rate not sophistical, if Aristotle be right in describing sophistry as the art of making money." 1844 - Søren Kierkegaard in Philosophical Fragments (Philosophiske Smuler eller En Smule Philosophi)
- (uncountable) The art of using deceptive speech or writing.
- (countable) An argument that seems plausible, but is fallacious or misleading, especially one devised deliberately to be so.
an argument that seems plausible, but is fallacious or misleading