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sophistry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsophistrysoph‧ist‧ry /ˈsɒfəstri $ ˈsɑː-/ noun (plural sophistries) [countable, uncountable] formal  TRICK/DECEIVEthe clever use of reasons or explanations that seem correct but are really false, in order to deceive people
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sophistryBut Pascal, under the influence of Jansenism, was fundamentally hostile to the Jesuits and their notorious sophistries.It involves no recourse to sophistry, and it demystifies and strips of sensationalism the termination of the use of artificial support.
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