Polemical

  • 1Polemical — Po*lem ic*al, a. Polemic; controversial; disputatious. {Po*lem ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] Polemical and impertinent disputations. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2polemical — index argumentative, contentious, controversial, dissenting, forensic, litigious, polemic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C …

    Law dictionary

  • 3polemical — UK [pəˈlemɪk(ə)l] / US or polemic UK [pəˈlemɪk] / US adjective formal using or supported by strong arguments • See: polemic II …

    English dictionary

  • 4polemical — [[t]pəle̱mɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Polemical means arguing very strongly for or against a belief or opinion. Daniels is at his best when he s cool and direct, rather than combative and polemical. ...Kramer s biting polemical novel …

    English dictionary

  • 5polemical — polemic, polemical Polemic is a noun meaning ‘a controversial discussion’ or ‘a verbal or written political attack’; the corresponding noun is either polemic or (more usually) polemical …

    Modern English usage

  • 6polemical — po|lem|i|cal [pəˈlemıkəl] adj also polemic formal using strong arguments to criticize or defend a particular idea, opinion, or person ▪ The reforms were attacked in a highly polemical piece in the New Yorker . >polemically [ kli] adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7polemical — also polemic adjective formal or technical using strong arguments to criticize or defend a particular idea, opinion, or person: The health reforms were attacked in a highly polemical piece in the New Yorker . polemically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8polemical — also polemic adjective Date: 1640 1. of, relating to, or being a polemic ; controversial 2. engaged in or addicted to polemics ; disputatious • polemically adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9polemical — 1. adjective a) of, or relating to argument or controversy; polemic or contentious b) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious. Syn: polemic, controversial …

    Wiktionary

  • 10polemical — Synonyms and related words: aggressive, argumental, argumentative, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, cat and dog, cat and doggish, combative, contentious, controversial, dialectic, disputatious, divisive, eristic, factional, factious, ill… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11polemical — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Given to arguing: argumentative, combative, contentious, disputatious, eristic, litigious, polemic, quarrelsome, scrappy. See CONFLICT …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12polemical — pÉ™ lemɪkl adj. argumentative, contentious, quarrelsome, disputatious …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13polemical — a. See polemic …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14polemical — po·lem·i·cal …

    English syllables

  • 15polemical — adjective of or involving dispute or controversy (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑polemic • Similar to: ↑controversial • Derivationally related forms: ↑polemic, ↑polemic ( …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16polemical or polemic — po|lem|i|cal or polemic [ pə lemıkl ] adjective FORMAL using or supported by strong arguments: a polemical movie/book/essay …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17POLEMICS AND POLEMICAL LITERATURE — There were internal polemics with Jewish sectarians in the talmudic and post talmudic periods, and a rich Jewish polemical literature in the Middle Ages. It does not include the continuous and sustained controversies which characterize rabbinical …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 18over-polemical — to over polk: see over …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19Polemically — Polemical Po*lem ic*al, a. Polemic; controversial; disputatious. {Po*lem ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] Polemical and impertinent disputations. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

    Universalium