polemic
[ puh-lem-ik ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; Latin via medieval Latin from Greek polemikos, from polemos ‘war’
Synonyms
  • belligerent
  • contrary
  • eristic
Definition
a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc.
Example
The never-ending polemic between political parties hinders people from understanding opposing viewpoints.
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