Monday, August 15, 2011
Definitions for polemic
- A controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc.
- A person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist.
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Citations for polemic
I confess that Mr. Jacobs' polemic against the anthropologists leaves me as cold as does much of Mr. Lang's polemic against the nature mythologists.
I would not myself refuse it, though I am at this moment engaged in composing a polemic against him.
Origin of polemic
Polemic is an adaptation of the Greek polemikos, meaning "war-like."