eristically
adverb see eristic I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • eristically — eris·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • eristically — adverb see eristic I * * * erisˈtically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑eristic …   Useful english 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

  • 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 — [ɛ rɪstɪk] formal adjective of or characterized by debate or argument. ↘(of an argument or arguer) aiming at winning rather than at reaching the truth. noun a person given to debate or argument. Derivatives eristically adverb Origin C17: from Gk… …   English new terms dictionary

  • eristic — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or characterized by disputation. 2 (of an argument or arguer) aiming at winning rather than at reaching the truth. n. 1 the practice of disputation. 2 an exponent of disputation. Derivatives: eristically adv. Etymology: Gk… …   Useful english dictionary

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