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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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.
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.
exclaimed little Alice, who contrived to feel a human interest even in these discords of polemic divinity.
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.
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.
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.
According to Vojnovska, at the moment energy is wasted on polemics whether the transition informers will save themselves with the lustration while the Constitutional Court is accused of working under the dictation of SDSM and that part of judges have improper education .
has selected 15 of his 90 or so published articles to create an fully interdisciplinary study of the polemics of scientific inquiry and the nature of scientific investigations of ancient civilizations, including their unpredictability and ability to be open-ended.
Religionsstreitigkeiten is an astute study of rhetorical and cultural-historical aspects of sixteenth-century religious polemics in the German language.
So also with the disparate polemics of urbanism that have characterised the discourse for the last thirty years; the A to Z of urban mantras--quoted by Mirko Zardini, the exhibition's curator--from Anxious City to Zwischenstadt, that speak mostly of alienation and indirection.