So*phis"tic (?), So*phis"tic*al, a. [L. sophisticus, Gr. : cf. F. sophistique.]

Of or pertaining to a sophist; embodying sophistry; fallaciously subtile; not sound.

His argument . . . is altogether sophistical. Macaulay.

-- So*phis"tic*al*ly, adv. -- So*phis"tic*al*ness, n.

 

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