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adjective as in quibbling

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The Jansenists, however, endeavored to meet the Papal condemnation with casuistic subtlety.

It could not be discussed without that admixture of legality and ethics which delights a casuistic intellect.

The casuistic sophistry of the canonical legists in deducing these war theories from the Koran is altogether futile.

But as the verse is not a legal command, we condemn at once the casuistic sophistry of the legists.

A casuistic proceeding was necessary as well as a firm union of the bishops as pillars of the Church.


On this page you'll find 280 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to casuistic, such as: ambiguous, cagey, deceptive, false, misleading, and unclear.

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