Po*lem"ic (?), a. [Gr. warlike, fr. war: cf. F. pol'emique.]

1.

Of or pertaining to controversy; maintaining, or involving, controversy; controversial; disputative; as, a polemic discourse or essay; polemic theology.

2.

Engaged in, or addicted to, polemics, or to controversy; disputations; as, a polemic writer.

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Po*lem"ic, n.

1.

One who writes in support of one opinion, doctrine, or system, in opposition to another; one skilled in polemics; a controversialist; a disputant.

The sarcasms and invectives of the young polemic. Macaulay.

2.

A polemic argument or controversy.

 

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