1 uplifting enlightenment [syn: edification]
2 a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone [syn: sophism, sophistry]
3 being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject; "understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication"
4 the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated through cultivation or experience or disillusionment [syn: worldliness] [ant: naivete]
5 falsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies; "he practiced the art of sophistication upon reason"
- (cultivated intellectual worldliness): provincialism
enlightenment or education
cultivated intellectual worldliness; savoir-faire
falsification or contamination
- Hungarian: meghamisítás, elferdítés
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