casuistical


casuistical
casuistical sophistical, fallacious (see under FALLACY)
Analogous words: *plausible, specious: tortuous (see WINDING): oblique, devious, *crooked: *misleading, delusive, deceptive, delusory
Contrasted words: sound, cogent, convincing, *valid

New Dictionary of Synonyms. 2014.

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  • casuistical — index illusory, sophistic, specious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Casuistical — Casuistic Cas u*is tic, Casuistical Cas u*is tic*al, a. Of or pertaining to casuists or casuistry; as, casuistic thinking. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • casuistical — casuistry ► NOUN ▪ the use of clever but false reasoning, especially in relation to moral issues. DERIVATIVES casuist noun casuistic adjective casuistical adjective. ORIGIN from Spanish casuista, from Latin casus fall, chance, occurrence …   English terms dictionary

  • casuistical — adjective see casuist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • casuistical — adjective casuistic …   Wiktionary

  • casuistical — adj. pertaining to the study of moral conduct; pertaining to false reasoning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • casuistical — ca·su·is·ti·cal …   English syllables

  • casuistical — adjective 1. of or relating to or practicing casuistry overly subtle casuistic reasoning • Syn: ↑casuistic • Pertains to noun: ↑casuistry, ↑casuistry (for: ↑casuistic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moral Theology — • Limited to those doctrines which discuss the relations of man and his free actions to God and his supernatural end, and propose the means instituted by God for the attainment of that end Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Moral Theology …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • casuistic — adjective 1. of or relating to or practicing casuistry overly subtle casuistic reasoning • Syn: ↑casuistical • Pertains to noun: ↑casuistry (for: ↑casuistical), ↑casuistry …   Useful english dictionary


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