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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.
It should also be distinguished from the love of arguing of those Plato calls sophists or eristics, who are really philonikoi, lovers of victory, and have no love of truth.
At this point, the game of arguing for the sake of conflict, or eristics, is over.
Charact eristics and circumstances of falls in a hospital setting.
All the compounds showed charact- eristics molecular ion peaks at m/z 291, 305 and 367 for compounds 1, 2 and 3 respectively and showed characteristics fragmentation pattern as well.
Indeed, Montaigne's main objection to medieval scholasticism is that scholars and aristocrats who become well acquainted with dates, names, facts, and procedures and who become skillful at logic chopping, verbal puzzles, and eristics know next to nothing about virtue.
Aristotle, in a work definitely not lost, speaks at length about the "dubious" contribution Corax made to the development of rhetoric in his own "compendium" on the subject, the Rhetoric: "As in eristics the deception lies in not adding the conditions, application, or manner in which our statement is valid, so in rhetoric it lies in the probability's being not absolute but conditional.
A famous topic in 'eristics' (suasoria, a kind of declamatory speech practised by the Romans, whose purpose was to persuade--French translator's note), or dramatic eloquence, which was set in Rome in the great schools of rhetoric, was formulated as follows: 'Persuade Alexander the Great not to go beyond the borders of the world.' A fine a posteriori exercise that includes an important element: after Alexander, and because of his march to Afghanistan, the world had become bigger.
But most identified lessons are timeless because they are based on universal operational principles and natural human charact eristics. These lessons are most important for officers who aspire to higher command and true mastery of the art of war.
An interesting feature of the radar is its capability of recognizing air and ground targets based on their unique charact eristics in cooperation with IFF.
The proper method of its investigation that remains aware of the In-Between status of things is called 'dialectics'; while the improper hypostasis of In-Between things into the One or the Unlimited is the characteristic defect of the speculative method that is called 'eristics'." (15)