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Oxford dictionary definition of the word sophist:
a paid teacher of philosophy and rhetoric in Greece in the Classical and Hellenistic periods, associated in popular thought with moral scepticism and specious reasoning.
a person who reasons with clever but false arguments.
mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek sophistēs, from sophizesthai ‘devise, become wise’, from sophos ‘wise’