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polemic

[puh-lem-ik, poh-]
noun
1.
a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc.
2.
a person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist.
adjective
3.
Also, polemical. of or pertaining to a polemic; controversial.

Origin:
1630–40; < Greek polemikós of or for war, equivalent to pólem(os) war + -ikos -ic

polemically, adverb
nonpolemic, noun, adjective
nonpolemical, adjective
nonpolemically, adverb
overpolemical, adjective
overpolemically, adverb
unpolemic, adjective
unpolemical, adjective
unpolemically, adverb
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polemic (pəˈlɛmɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or involving dispute or controversy
 
n
2.  an argument or controversy, esp over a doctrine, belief, etc
3.  a person engaged in such an argument or controversy
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin polemicus, from Greek polemikos relating to war, from polemos war]
 
po'lemically
 
adv
 
polemicist
 
n
 
polemist
 
n

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polemic
1638, "controversial argument or discussion," from Gk. polemikos "warlike, belligerent," from polemos "war." Meaning "one who writes in opposition to another" is attested from 1680.
"The worst offense that can be committed by a polemic is to stigmatize those who hold a contrary opinion as bad and immoral men." [John Stuart Mill, 1806-73]
Polemicize is recorded from 1953.
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