Polarizing is defined as causing a split between two conflicting groups.
An example of polarizing is discussing the topic of abortion.
- Present participle of polarize.
(comparative more polarizing, superlative most polarizing)
- That polarizes
Variant of polarize
transitive verbpolarized, polarizing
- to give polarity to; produce polarization in
- to cause to divide into two opposing groups, as through a disagreement over policy
Origin of polarizeFrench polariser ; from polaire ; from Medieval Latin polaris, polar
to acquire polarity; specif., to separate into diametrically opposed, often antagonistic, groups, viewpoints, etc.