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  1. tu quoque(Noun)

    An argument whereby an accusation or insult is turned back on the accuser.

  2. Origin: From tu quoque


  1. Tu quoque

    Tu quoque, or the appeal to hypocrisy, is a logical fallacy that attempts to discredit the opponent's position by asserting the opponent's failure to act consistently in accordance with that position; it attempts to show that a criticism or objection applies equally to the person making it. This dismisses someone's point of view based on criticism of the person's inconsistency, and not the position presented, whereas a person's inconsistency should not discredit their position. Thus, it is a form of the ad hominem argument. To clarify, although the person being attacked might indeed be acting inconsistently or hypocritically, this does not invalidate his argument.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tu quoque in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tu quoque in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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