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See definition of casuist on Dictionary.com
  • as inhypocrite
  • as intartuffe

synonyms for casuist

  • bigot
  • charlatan
  • crook
  • impostor
  • phony
  • trickster
  • actor
  • backslider
  • bluffer
  • cheat
  • deceiver
  • decoy
  • dissembler
  • dissimulator
  • fake
  • faker
  • four-flusher
  • fraud
  • humbug
  • informer
  • malingerer
  • masquerader
  • mountebank
  • pharisee
  • poser
  • pretender
  • quack
  • smoothie
  • sophist
  • swindler
  • two-timer
  • attitudinizer
  • con artist
  • lip server
  • two-face
  • wolf in sheep's clothing
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How to use casuist in a sentence

Mr. Tallmadge's desire not to be interrupted in the act might have enlightened him as to its defensibility; but he was no casuist.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
She would have made a good man of business—an acute lawyer—a fine casuist—a great divine.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXVIII. FEBRUARY, 1843. VOL. LIII.VARIOUS
No interpretation509 can mistake it; no casuist can doubt upon it; it is a work well done.
A REPORT OF THE DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS IN THE SECRET SESSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE CONVENTIONLUCIUS EUGENE CHITTENDEN
The city casuist might have smiled at the major premise—and laughed at the ingenuous conclusion.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, JANUARY, 1896, VOL. VI. NO. 2VARIOUS
Many others are put so as to suggest what the casuist never said, that is a special case is made a general rule of morals.
THE JESUITS, 1534-1921THOMAS J. CAMPBELL
Aram pleaded his vow, but it was overruled; Madeline proved herself a most exquisite casuist in setting it aside.
EUGENE ARAM, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
I am no casuist, Milly, but I think that the impression a man makes by his character for resolution is always of consequence.
A RENT IN A CLOUDCHARLES JAMES LEVER
Dear Mrs. Vivian, you are a casuist, and this is a nice case.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
We appeal to the casuist himself, whether, in the calm moment of reflection, he can divest himself of their power.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MORAL FEELINGSJOHN ABERCROMBIE
In Spain, the great Jesuit casuist Escobar led the way, and rarely had been seen such exquisite hair-splitting.
HISTORY OF THE WARFARE OF SCIENCE WITH THEOLOGY IN CHRISTENDOMANDREW DICKSON WHITE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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