polemic


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po·lem·ic

 (pə-lĕm′ĭk)
n.
1. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
2. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
adj. also po·lem·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Of or relating to a controversy, argument, or refutation.

[French polémique, from Greek polemikos, hostile, from polemos, war.]

po·lem′i·cal·ly adv.

polemic

(pəˈlɛmɪk)
adj
of or involving dispute or controversy
n
1. an argument or controversy, esp over a doctrine, belief, etc
2. a person engaged in such an argument or controversy
[C17: from Medieval Latin polemicus, from Greek polemikos relating to war, from polemos war]
poˈlemically adv
polemicist, polemist n

po•lem•ic

(pəˈlɛm ɪk, poʊ-)

n.
1. a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc.
2. a person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist.
adj.
3. Also, po•lem′i•cal. of or pertaining to a polemic; controversial.
[1630–40; < Greek polemikós of or for war =pólem(os) war + -ikos -ic]
po•lem′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polemic - a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
2.polemic - a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
contestation, controversy, disceptation, arguing, argument, contention, disputation, tilt - a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
Adj.1.polemic - of or involving dispute or controversy
controversial - marked by or capable of arousing controversy; "the issue of the death penalty is highly controversial"; "Rushdie's controversial book"; "a controversial decision on affirmative action"

polemic

noun
1. argument, attack, debate, dispute, controversy, rant, tirade, diatribe, invective, philippic (rare) a polemic against the danger of secret societies

polemic

noun
A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:
Informal: hassle, rhubarb, tangle.
adjective
Translations
polemika

polemic

[pɒˈlemɪk]
A. ADJpolémico
B. Npolémica f

polemic

[pəˈlɛmɪk] npolémique f

polemic

adjpolemisch
nPolemik f

polemic

[pəˈlɛmɪk] npolemica
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A dish of polemics stood peacefully upon the dresser.
So long as the assault on his faith was distant and feeble, Middleton, who was no great proficient in polemics, submitted to its effects with the patience and humility of a martyr; but the moment the good father, who felt such concern in his future happiness, was tempted to improve his vantage ground by calling in the aid of some of the peculiar subtilties of his own creed, the young man was too good a soldier not to make head against the hot attack.
constructs a narrative of the polemic and its various stages up to the condemnation of laxism in 1700 by the General Assembly of the French Clergy.
There is therefore no reason for a polemic," spokesman Philippe Lalliot stated.
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A Polemic by Detlef Gurtler is being published today by Murmann Verlag and is simultaneously available as an eBook in seven languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Turkish.
She reminds us of how Las Casas initiated a polemic that is central today in discussions of human rights, equality, and in the critique of the many forms of neocolonialism prevalent across the hemisphere.
With this question, Cuffel ponders the psychologically disturbing fact that Islamic, Jewish, and Christian medieval polemic equated the feminine with pollution and then, in turn, gendered the despised Other as feminine.