- A written attack on a political decision is an example of a polemic.
- A person who argues about science or religion or about how science and religion intersect is an example of a polemic.
- of or involving dispute; controversial
- argumentative; disputatious
Origin of polemicFrench polémique from Classical Greek polemikos from polemos, war from Indo-European an unverified form pelem from base an unverified form pel-, to shake, cause to tremble from source Classical Latin palpitare, to tremble
- an argument or controversial discussion
- a person inclined to engage in argument or disputation
- A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
- A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
Origin of polemicFrench polémique from Greek polemikos hostile from polemos war
(comparative more polemic, superlative most polemic)
- Having the characteristics of a polemic.
From French polÃ©mique, from Ancient Greek Ï€Î¿Î»ÎµÎ¼Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (polemikÃ³s, “of war"), from Ï€ÏŒÎ»ÎµÎ¼Î¿Ï‚ (pÃ³lemos, “war")