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e·ris·tic

 (ĭ-rĭs′tĭk) also e·ris·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
Given to or characterized by disputatious, often specious argument.
n.
1. One given to disputation or argument.
2. The art or practice of disputation and polemics.

[Greek eristikos, from erizein, to wrangle, quarrel, from eris, erid-, strife.]

eristic

(ɛˈrɪstɪk)
adj
of, relating, or given to controversy or logical disputation, esp for its own sake
n
1. a person who engages in logical disputes; a controversialist
2. the art or practice of logical disputation, esp if specious
[C17: from Greek eristikos, from erizein to wrangle, from eris discord]

er•is•tic

(ɛˈrɪs tɪk)

adj.
1. Also, er•is′ti•cal. pertaining to controversy or disputation.
n.
2. a person who engages in disputation.
3. the art of disputation.
[1630–40; < Greek eristikós=erist(ós), v. adj. of erízein, derivative of éris discord + -ikos -ic]
er•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

eristic

- Means "enjoying argument for its own sake," or "of or pertaining to controversy."
See also related terms for sake.

eristic

1. a participant in an argument or controversy.
2. the art of disputation. — eristic, eristical, adj.
See also: Argumentation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
contester - someone who contests an outcome (of a race or an election etc.)
accuser - someone who imputes guilt or blame
arguer, debater - someone who engages in debate
denier - one who denies
hairsplitter - a disputant who makes unreasonably fine distinctions
logomach, logomachist - someone given to disputes over words
obstructer, obstructionist, obstructor, resister, thwarter - someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
quarreler, quarreller - a disputant who quarrels
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
2.eristic - the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)
artistry, prowess, art - a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
Adj.1.eristic - given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments
argumentative - given to or characterized by argument; "an argumentative discourse"; "argumentative to the point of being cantankerous"; "an intelligent but argumentative child"

eristic

adjective
Translations
eristisch
References in classic literature ?
And if he were a philosopher of the eristic and antagonistic sort, I should say to him: You have my answer, and if I am wrong, your business is to take up the argument and refute me.
But when a man begins to get older, he will no longer be guilty of such insanity; he will imitate the dialectician who is seeking for truth, and not the eristic, who is contradicting for the sake of amusement; and the greater moderation of his character will increase instead of diminishing the honour of the pursuit.
What emerges from Wolfe's sensibly arranged chapters on eristic elements of Homer's epics and later literary debates is a kind of mythographic shorthand used to describe and interpret intellectual, theological, and political struggles of the early modern period.
KEVIN OLBRYS, "Plato and the Sophists: Eristic Practice, Cognition, and Perception.
With Eristic and Ali Tucker on the decks, it is free entry all night and Broadcast is cementing itself as not only a gig venue but a great new clubbing space.
He is the same eristic par excellence who deftly persuaded the majority (eight out of 15) of the Supreme Court justices to let Enrile go home, much to the whole nation's shock
An ancient Sophist lawyer called Protagoras once presented an eristic court suit argument regarding a conflict in payment of education fees by an intelligent student.
Yet More's own case about Christ's irony remains a testimony to how the words of the Catena inspire his thought and direct his composition by way of proposing subjects for eristic dialogue.
In this approach, six types of dialogue were initially recognized (Walton and Krabbe, 1995): information-seeking, inquiry, persuasion, negotiation, deliberation and eristic dialogue.
Pardiggle harasses the brickmakers with religious tracts, Boythorn and Sir Leicester Dedlock exchange heated missives in an eristic dispute over a property line, Skimpole cynically ruins tradesmen by running up bills he has no intention of paying, and Mrs.
1986) "Dialectic and Eristic in the Treatment of the Forms.
A similar eristic game was played in Rome when the model citizen Cato the Younger was called a simpleton.