wise, clever


  • sophistry

    Sophistry is the clever use of arguments that seem correct but are in fact unsound and misleading, used with the intent to deceive people.

  • sophist

    A sophist uses clever reasoning techniques to make their arguments seem plausible; nevertheless, their verbiage is used first and foremost to trick others into thinking their arguments are sound or reasonable.

  • philosophical

    of or relating to philosophy or philosophers

  • philosophize

    reason philosophically

  • philosophy

    a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

  • sophism

    a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone

  • sophisticated

    having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire

  • sophistication

    uplifting enlightenment

  • sophomore

    used of the second year in United States high school or college

  • sophomoric

    Of or pertaining to a sophomore; resembling a sophomore; hence, pretentious; inflated in style or manner; as, sophomoric affectation.

  • unsophisticated

    not wise in the ways of the world

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