eristic

[e-ris-tik]
adjective
1.
Also, eristical. pertaining to controversy or disputation; controversial.
noun
2.
a person who engages in disputation; controversialist.
3.
the art of disputation.

Origin:
1630–40; < Greek eristikós, equivalent to erist(ós) (verbid of erízein, derivative of éris discord) + -ikos -ic

eristically, adverb
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eristic (ɛˈrɪstɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating, or given to controversy or logical disputation, esp for its own sake
 
n
2.  a person who engages in logical disputes; a controversialist
3.  the art or practice of logical disputation, esp if specious
 
[C17: from Greek eristikos, from erizein to wrangle, from eris discord]

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