• IPA: /pəˈlɛmɪkəl/


  1. related to argument or controversy; containing polemic, being polemic
    1. being an attempt to evaluate the arguments comprehensively
    2. (somewhat derogative) prone to causing disputes; inclined to causing the expression of opposing opinions, disputatious, contentious, edgy
      • 2012, Craig L. Blomberg, Interpreting the Parables ISBN 0830866779, page 48:
        Not only are all these allegations worded in an unnecessarily polemical style, they are also simply false
      • 2013, Johannes Zachhuber, Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany ISBN 0199641919, page 57:
        Remarkable here is the rather polemical choice of words […]
Translations Translations Noun

polemical (plural polemicals)

  1. A diatribe or polemic.

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