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synonyms for casuistry

  • chicanery
  • deception
  • deceptiveness
  • delusion
  • equivocation
  • evasion
  • fallacy
  • lie
  • sophism
  • sophistry
  • speciousness
  • spuriousness
  • trick
  • oversubtleness
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antonyms for casuistry

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  • certainty
  • directness
  • facing
  • fact
  • frankness
  • honesty
  • meeting
  • reality
  • surety
  • truth
  • truthfulness
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How to use casuistry in a sentence

This reasoning may seem to many persons mere casuistry, mere sophistical juggling with words.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Hubert Lepel was wonderfully well versed, in subtle turns of argument—in casuistry of the abstruser kind.
A LIFE SENTENCEADELINE SERGEANT
He fought for Udal against the same lying spirit of legal casuistry which was to destroy himself.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
This, however, may be rejected as mere casuistry, however well it may be intended by zealous friends of the past.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
It became fashionable to go to church, and to praise good sermons and read books of casuistry.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIIJOHN LORD
The refined casuistry of the priests prescribed even to details what the Israelite might eat and what was taboo for him.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
M. Spuller: "Precisely, but all your finesse, all your casuistry will not prevent the country from understanding my words."
THE WAR UPON RELIGIONREV. FRANCIS A. CUNNINGHAM
So are all principles in intricate cases; why else have Christian divines written so many tons of casuistry?
FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
Who has not, at some time or other of his life, experienced the force of that casuistry which is begotten of suspicion?
SIR JASPER CAREWCHARLES JAMES LEVER
Wether it is the one or the other in any given case is a question of casuistry rather than of general theory.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
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