polemicist, polemist, polemic(noun)
a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
of or involving dispute or controversy
A person who writes in support of one opinion, doctrine, or system, in opposition to another; one skilled in polemics; a controversialist; a disputant.
An argument or controversy.
A strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.
Having the characteristics of a polemic.
of or pertaining to controversy; maintaining, or involving, controversy; controversial; disputative; as, a polemic discourse or essay; polemic theology
engaged in, or addicted to, polemics, or to controversy; disputations; as, a polemic writer
one who writes in support of one opinion, doctrine, or system, in opposition to another; one skilled in polemics; a controversialist; a disputant
a polemic argument or controversy
Origin: [Gr. warlike, fr. war: cf. F. polmique.]
A polemic is a contentious argument that is intended to establish the truth of a specific understanding and the falsity of the contrary position. Polemics are mostly seen in arguments about very controversial topics. The art or practice of such argumentation is called polemics. A person who often writes polemics, or who speaks polemically, is a polemicist or a polemic. The word is derived from the Greek πολεμικός, meaning "warlike, hostile", which comes from πόλεμος, "war".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
-al, po-lem′ik, -al, adj. given to disputing: controversial.—n. one who disputes: one who speaks or writes in opposition to another: a controversy.—adv. Polem′ically.—n.sing. Polem′ics, contest or controversy: (theol.) the history of ecclesiastical controversy.—n. Pol′emoscope, a perspective glass so constructed as to give views of objects not lying directly before the eye. [Gr. polemos, war.]
The numerical value of polemic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of polemic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- polèmicCatalan, Valencian
- Polemik, polemischGerman
- polémico, polémicaSpanish
- polemiikki, poleeminenFinnish
- polemica, polemicoItalian
- polémica, polêmicoPortuguese
- polemik, polemiskSwedish
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