Definition of sophistical in English:

sophistical

adjective

  • See sophist

    • ‘Aristotle's study of sophistical arguments is contained in On Sophistical Refutations, which is actually a sort of appendix to the Topics.’
    • ‘The newspapers have at their disposal all manner of sophistical ways around this.’
    • ‘This is the truly disturbing and important story, replete with ironies and sophistical logic.’
    • ‘But I was being sophistical when I responded to their claims that our government is our enemy with that other cliché, you are the government.’
    • ‘It is understandable, then, that the proprietors of such establishments scorn us as ‘closed-minded’ for ignoring their sophistical arguments.’

Pronunciation

sophistical

/səˈfɪstɪk(ə)l/