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Meaning of sophister

soph•ist•er

Pronunciation: (sof'u-stur), [key]
— n.
  1. a specious, unsound, or fallacious reasoner.
  2. (esp. formerly) a second or third year student at a university.
  3. an ancient Greek sophist.
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