polemic

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From French polémique, from Ancient Greek πολεμικός (polemikós, of war), from πόλεμος (pólemos, war)

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polemic (plural polemics)

  1. A person who writes in support of one opinion, doctrine, or system, in opposition to another; one skilled in polemics; a controversialist; a disputant.
  2. An argument or controversy.
  3. ​A strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.

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polemic (comparative more polemic, superlative most polemic)

  1. Having the characteristics of a polemic.

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