eristical
adjective see eristic I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • eristical — index argumentative, litigious, polemic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Eristical — Eristic E*ris tic, Eristical E*ris tic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to strive, wrangle, ? strife.] Controversial. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] A specimen of admirable special pleading in the court of eristic logic. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eristical — a. See eristic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • eristical — eris·ti·cal …   English syllables

  • eristical — adjective given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments • Syn: ↑eristic • Similar to: ↑argumentative • Derivationally related forms: ↑eristic (for: ↑eristic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eristic — E*ris tic, Eristical E*ris tic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to strive, wrangle, ? strife.] Controversial. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] A specimen of admirable special pleading in the court of eristic logic. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eristic — I. adjective also eristical Etymology: Greek eristikos fond of wrangling, from erizein to wrangle, from eris strife Date: 1637 characterized by disputatious and often subtle and specious reasoning • eristically adverb II. noun Date: 1659 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eristic — eristically, adv. /e ris tik/, adj. 1. Also, eristical. pertaining to controversy or disputation; controversial. n. 2. a person who engages in disputation; controversialist. 3. the art of disputation. [1630 40; < Gk eristikós, equiv. to erist(ós) …   Universalium

  • litigious — li·ti·gious /li ti jəs/ adj 1: prone to engage in lawsuits or legal maneuvers esp. to an excessive degree a stubbornly litigious defendant 2: subject to litigation acquired only a possible litigious claim Wells v. Joseph, 95 So. 2d 843 (1957) 3 …   Law dictionary

  • argumentative — I adjective belligerent, characterized by argument, combative, contentious, dialectical, discordant, disputatious, dissentient, eristic, eristical, factious, given to controversy, litigious, logomachic, logomachical, petulant, pilpulistic,… …   Law dictionary

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