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sophistry

noun [U] uk   /ˈsɒf.ɪ.stri/ us    /ˈsɑː.fɪ-/ formal
the clever use of arguments that seem true but are really false, in order to deceive people
sophist
noun [C] uk   /ˈsɒf.ɪst/ us    /ˈsɑː.fɪst/
It was basically a selfish act, though no doubt a sophist would argue that it was done for the general good.
Translations of “sophistry”
in Chinese (Traditional) 似是而非的推論,詭辯術…
in Chinese (Simplified) 似是而非的推论,诡辩术…
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