Synonyms of 'sophistry'
Casuistry is the use of clever arguments to persuade or trick people.
Every system of moral rules, laws, and principles gives rise to casuistry.
A fallacy is an idea which many people believe to be true, but which is in fact false because it is based on incorrect information or reasoning.
This is the biggest fallacy of all.
Thesaurus for sophistry from the Collins English Thesaurus
Sophistry is the practice of using clever arguments that sound convincing but are in fact false .