Sophism

Soph"ism

(?), n. [F. sophisme, L. sophisma, fr. Gr. , fr. to make wise, to be become wise, to play the sophist, fr. wise.] The doctrine or mode of reasoning practiced by a sophist; hence, any fallacy designed to deceive.
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When a false argument puts on the appearance of a true one, then it is properly called a sophism, or "fallacy".
I. Watts.
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Let us first rid ourselves of sophisms, those of depraved men, and those of heartless philosophers.
I. Taylor.
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