argumentation that is designed to persuade other people that another position is correct. It is done by carefully using language and other arguments. The term comes from the Sophists, a group of itinerant teachers in Greece in the 5th century BCE.

SOPHISTRY: "Sophistry is a style of persuasive talking used to persuade other people that you are right."
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