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(a) [U] use of sophisms 诡辩术
*He won the argument by sophistry. 他靠诡辩赢了那场争论.
(b) [C] instance or example of this 诡辩
*the sophistries of the discussion 讨论中的诡辩.
npluralsophistries [U and C]formal
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Medieval Latin;Origin: sophistria, from Latin sophista 'one who uses sophistry', from Greek sophistes 'wise man, teacher of knowledge, user of sophistry', from sophizesthai 'to become wise, deceive', from sophos 'clever, wise']
the clever use of reasons or explanations that seem correct but are really false, in order to deceive people