But neither is it a rigorous sociological study or a polemic or a jeremiad.
He scoffed as Abu Hassar began to roll into this Islamist polemic.
But mixed with that portion of truth is a larger portion of polemic and apologetic.
For instance, The History Boys is a play about education, but if I had written it as a polemic.
Grizzard said he knew early on that the study might be received as polemic.
It is related of Rabbi Tarphon (probably the Tryphon of polemic fame) that he was very rich, but gave nothing to the poor.
It is not so much in the polemic or in the scholar we are interested, as in the man.
It had given way before the crushing force of his polemic, and its traces had been swept off the soil of the Church.
My agnosticism was bitter in those days, bitter and polemic.
No one can overestimate his artless art, his power, vigor and effect in his polemic efforts.
1630s, "controversial argument or discussion," from French polémique (16c./17c.), noun use of adjective meaning "disputatious, controversial" (see polemic (adj.)).
1640s, from French polémique (from Middle French polemique) "disputatious, controversial," or directly from Greek polemikos "of war, warlike, belligerent; skilled in war, fit for service; like an enemy, stirring up hostility," from polemos "war," of unknown origin. Related: Polemical (1630s).