Polemics



[puh-lem-iks, poh-] /pəˈlɛm ɪks, poʊ-/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the art or practice of disputation or controversy:
a master of polemics.
2.
the branch of theology dealing with the history or conduct of ecclesiastical disputation and controversy.
[puh-lem-ik, poh-] /pəˈlɛm ɪk, poʊ-/
noun
1.
a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc.
2.
a person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist.
adjective
3.
Also, polemical. of or relating to a polemic; controversial.
/pəˈlɛmɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the art or practice of dispute or argument, as in attacking or defending a doctrine or belief
/pəˈlɛmɪk/
adjective
1.
of or involving dispute or controversy
noun
2.
an argument or controversy, esp over a doctrine, belief, etc
3.
a person engaged in such an argument or controversy
n.

1630s, “controversial argument or discussion,” from French polémique (16c./17c.), noun use of adjective meaning “disputatious, controversial” (see polemic (adj.)).
adj.

1640s, from French polémique (from Middle French polemique) “disputatious, controversial,” or directly from Greek polemikos “of war, warlike, belligerent; skilled in war, fit for service; like an enemy, stirring up hostility,” from polemos “war,” of unknown origin. Related: Polemical (1630s).

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