[puh-lem-iks, poh-] /pəˈlɛm ɪks, poʊ-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the art or practice of disputation or controversy:
a master of polemics.
the branch of theology dealing with the history or conduct of ecclesiastical disputation and controversy.
[puh-lem-ik, poh-] /pəˈlɛm ɪk, poʊ-/
a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc.
a person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist.
Also, polemical. of or relating to a polemic; controversial.
(functioning as sing) the art or practice of dispute or argument, as in attacking or defending a doctrine or belief
of or involving dispute or controversy
an argument or controversy, esp over a doctrine, belief, etc
a person engaged in such an argument or controversy
1630s, “controversial argument or discussion,” from French polémique (16c./17c.), noun use of adjective meaning “disputatious, controversial” (see polemic (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).
[puh-lem-uh-sahyz, poh-] /pəˈlɛm əˌsaɪz, poʊ-/ verb (used without object), polemicized, polemicizing. 1. to practice the art of disputation; to engage in or controversy. v. 1953, from polemic + -ize. Related: Polemicized; polemicizing. Earlier was polemize (1828), from Greek polemizein “to make war, to wage war.”
noun 1. a person who has fled from a homeland because of political persecution.
[pol-i-tish-uh n] /ˌpɒl ɪˈtɪʃ ən/ noun 1. a person who is active in . 2. a seeker or holder of public office, who is more concerned about winning favor or retaining power than about maintaining principles. 3. a person who holds a office. 4. a person skilled in government or administration; statesman or stateswoman. 5. […]
[puh-lit-uh-sahyz] /pəˈlɪt əˌsaɪz/ verb (used with object), politicized, politicizing. 1. to bring a character or flavor to; make : to politicize a private dispute. verb (used without object), politicized, politicizing. 2. to engage in or discuss politics. /pəˈlɪtɪˌsaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to render political in tone, interest, or awareness 2. (intransitive) to participate in political […]