An instance of pedantic behavior:
A statement or an argument based on a false or invalid inference.
An irrational idea, expression, or act.
The definition of casuistry is the use of morals or beliefs in decisions of right and wrong in order to reach or rationalize a solution.
Something that deceives, as an illusion, or is meant to deceive, as a fraud
A plausible but fallacious argument.
Plausible but invalid reasoning
The state, quality, or character of being sophisticated
Find another word for sophistry. In this page you can discover 25 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for sophistry, like: pedantry, paralogy, inconsistency, fallacy, ambiguity, subtle argument, irrationality, casuistry, deception, paralogism and trickery.