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
References in classic literature ?
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.
"Dear Grandfather, did they drive the poor woman into the woods?" 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.
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.
Among their topics are the brighter side of medieval Christian-Jewish polemical encounters: the transfer of medical knowledge in the Midi during the 12-14th centuries, whether better Muslim or Jew: the controversy around conversion across minorities in 15th-century Castile, from Christian polemic to a Jewish-Converso dialogue: Jewish Skepticism and Rabbinic-Christian Traditions in the Scrutinium Scripturarum, the rabbi and the Mancebo: Arevalo and the location of affinities in the 15th century, and apologetic glosses as venues for encounters: annotations on Abraham in the Latin translations of the Qur'an.
This philosophical treatise draws on multiple traditions to create a compact rhetorical polemic against violence.
Obviously, the justice minister is saying these things to support Erdoy-an in the ongoing polemic that began last week when Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kylycdaroy-lu said at a party congress that the president was nothing short of a "parody of a dictator." The latest riposte from Kylycdaroy-lu came with his use of a "stomach ache" metaphor in reference to Erdoy-an; the CHP leader said he would disclose what he meant at the party's Tuesday meeting.
Suerbaum, Almut, George Southcombe, and Benjamin Thompson, eds, Polemic: Language as Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Discourse, Farnham, Ashgate, 2015; hardback; pp.