polemics


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po·lem·ics

 (pə-lĕm′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. The art or practice of argumentation or controversy.
2. The practice of theological controversy to refute errors of doctrine.

polemics

(pəˈlɛmɪks)
n
(functioning as singular) the art or practice of dispute or argument, as in attacking or defending a doctrine or belief

po•lem•ics

(pəˈlɛm ɪks, poʊ-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the art or practice of disputation or controversy.
2. the branch of theology dealing with ecclesiastical disputation and controversy.
[1630–40]

polemics

the art of dispute or argument. — polemic, n., adj.polemically, n., adv.
See also: Argumentation
the study of the history of ecclesiastical disputes.
See also: Religion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polemics - the branch of Christian theology devoted to the refutation of errors
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches

polemics

noun dispute, debate, argument, discussion, controversy, contention, wrangling, turf war (informal), disputation, argumentation She does not want to involve herself in political polemics.
Translations

polemics

[pɒˈlemɪks] NSINGpolémica f

polemics

n singPolemik f
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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.
A dish of polemics stood peacefully upon the dresser.
They are at least not part of the polemic which their author sustained in the essays following them in this volume, and which might have been called, in conformity with 'My Literary Passions', by the title of 'My Literary Opinions' better than by the vague name which they actually wear.
With reference to the military side- the plan of campaign- that work of genius of which Thiers remarks that, "His genius never devised anything more profound, more skillful, or more admirable," and enters into a polemic with M.
exclaimed little Alice, who contrived to feel a human interest even in these discords of polemic divinity.
Bazin; and as he had no desire to support a polemic discussion with his friend's valet, he simply moved him out of the way with one hand, and with the other turned the handle of the door of Number Five.
We then examine a recent set of polemics (between Dogan Akin, Ali Bayramoglu, and Etyen Mahcupyan) in the Turkish press with the aid of these axes--as well as techniques for the analysis of informal reasoning--to determine what critical function such polemics may have.
Strategies of Polemics in Greek and Roman Philosophy
This particular round of polemics -- weighed in on by the entire cadre of AKP spokespeople, who were universal in their support for the president -- peaked when Erdoy-an targeted Kylycdaroy-lu as an "immoral, loathsome outcast.
The best way to help is not to add to the noise and heat but to bring in nuance and light; a letter to the editor that is short on specifics but long on polemics does not contribute to solutions, it adds to the problems.
Here, twenty-three well-written and researched essays examine his life and times, aspects of his legal career, and turn to his Zahiri linguistics, art and aesthetics, theology, philosophy and ethics, interreligious polemics, reception, formative years, personal and family relationships, his conflicts with al-Andalus, on history, and gender politics.
The Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative.