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e·ris·tic(ĭ-rĭs′tĭk) also e·ris·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Given to or characterized by disputatious, often specious argument.
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.]
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|Adj.||1.||eristical - 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"
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