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noun as in overgeneral reasoning

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The earth-is-old-but-man-is-young casuistry of John Piper is not good enough.

The responses were telling in their casuistry, their amorality, their evasiveness.

These questions will not be easily dodged; nor will the faithful be placated by casuistry or platitudes.

This reasoning may seem to many persons mere casuistry, mere sophistical juggling with words.

Hubert Lepel was wonderfully well versed, in subtle turns of argument—in casuistry of the abstruser kind.

He fought for Udal against the same lying spirit of legal casuistry which was to destroy himself.

This, however, may be rejected as mere casuistry, however well it may be intended by zealous friends of the past.

It became fashionable to go to church, and to praise good sermons and read books of casuistry.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to casuistry, such as: chicanery, deception, deceptiveness, delusion, equivocation, and evasion.

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