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Pronunciation: [sˈɒfɪst] (IPA)

Sophist refers to a person who uses any means to persuade and manipulate others to achieve their own interests. Some synonyms for sophist include charlatan, quack, impostor, deceiver, fraud, and trickster. These words describe a person who uses deceitful tactics to achieve their goals, often at the expense of honesty and integrity. Other synonyms that define a sophist include a conjurer, a hustler, a mountebank, a shyster, and a snake oil salesman. These words help to describe the negative traits and actions of a sophist. In short, a sophist is someone who intentionally deceives or manipulates others for their own gain.

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Usage examples for Sophist

From the close of the first century there appeared in its full bloom that ingenious technique of style, that power of conquering all the difficulties of a worn-out or trifling subject, that delicate command of all varieties of rhythm, which carried the travelling sophist through a series of triumphs wherever he wandered.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill
At the opening of our fragment, Encolpius, a beggarly, wandering sophist, is declaiming in a portico on the decay of oratory.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill
They plied him with questions on the great problem, How to live; and the elegant sophist was thus compelled to find an answer for them and for himself.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill

Famous quotes with Sophist

  • Whoever does not philosophize for the sake of philosophy, but rather uses philosophy as a means, is a sophist.
    Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
  • A soul that is kind and intends justice discovers more than any sophist.
    Sophocles
  • The trisection of an angle was effected by means of a curve discovered by Hippias of Elis, the sophist, a contemporary of Hippocrates as well as of Democritus and Socrates. The curve was called the because it also served (in the hands, as we are told, of Dinostratus, brother of Menæchmus, and of Nicomedes) for squaring the circle. It was theoretically constructed as the locus of the point of intersection of two straight lines moving at uniform speeds and in the same time, one motion being angular and the other rectilinear.
    Thomas Little Heath
  • The method of exhaustion was not discovered all at once; we find traces of gropings after such a method before it was actually evolved. It was perhaps Antiphon. the sophist, of Athens, a contemporary of Socrates, who took the first step. He inscribed a square (or, according to another account, a triangle) in a circle, then bisected the arcs subtended by the sides, and so inscribed a polygon of double the number of sides; he then repeated the process, and maintained that, by continuing it, we should at last arrive at a polygon with sides so small as to make the polygon coincident with the circle. Thought this was formally incorrect, it nevertheless contained the germ of the method of exhaustion.
    Thomas Little Heath
  • Be neither saint nor sophist-led, but be a man.
    Matthew Arnold

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