- of the nature of sophistry; fallacious.
- characteristic or suggestive of sophistry.
- given to the use of sophistry.
- of or relating to sophists or sophistry.
- of or relating to sophists or sophistry
- consisting of sophisms or sophistry; specious
adj.1540s, from Latin sophisticus, from Greek sophistikos “like a sophist, sophistical,” from sophistes (see sophist). Related: Sophistical (late 15c.); sophistically (late 14c.).