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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.]
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(of a book, article, etc) of or involving dispute or controversy
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|Adj.||1.||polemical - 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"
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adjective controversial, cutting, biting, critical, acid, bitter, hostile, contentious, scathing, virulent, polemic, sardonic, caustic, venomous, vitriolic, acerbic, trenchant, argumentative, waspish, disputatious his biting polemical novel He's best when he's cool and direct, rather than abusive and polemical.
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polemical[pɒˈlemɪkəl] ADJ → polémico
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polemical[pəˈlɛmɪkəl] adj [book, article] → polémique
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adj → polemisch
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polemical[pəˈlɛmɪk/əl] adj → polemico/a
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