eristic

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Etymology[edit]

From the ancient Greek word meaning wrangle or strife. See also Eris.

Adjective[edit]

eristic ‎(comparative more eristic, superlative most eristic)

  1. Of something or someone provoking strife, controversy or discord.
    A specimen of admirable special pleading in the court of eristic logic. — Coleridge.

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Noun[edit]

eristic ‎(plural eristics)

  1. One who makes specious arguments; one who is disputatious.
  2. A type of dialogue or argument where the participants do not have any reasonable goal. The aim is to argue for the sake of conflict, and often to see who can yell the loudest.

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