sophism, sophistry, sophistication(noun)
a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject
"understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication"
sophistication, worldliness, mundaneness, mundanity(noun)
the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
falsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies
"he practiced the art of sophistication upon reason"
Enlightenment or education.
Cultivated intellectual worldliness; savoir-faire.
Deceptive logic; sophistry.
Falsification or contamination.
the act of sophisticating; adulteration; as, the sophistication of drugs
Origin: [Cf. LL. sophisticatio, F. sophistication.]
The numerical value of sophistication in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of sophistication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo DaVinci
There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.
They are a uniquely capable group among ISIS supporters in terms of their overall operational sophistication.
Most terrorist groups do not appear to have the technical sophistication to hack into systems the way some describe.
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