polemic (Meaning)

Wordnet

polemic (n)

a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)

a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)

Wordnet

polemic (s)

of or involving dispute or controversy

Webster

polemic (a.)

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

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

Webster

polemic (n.)

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

A polemic argument or controversy.

polemic Sentence Examples

  1. The historian's account sparked a fierce polemic among academics.
  2. The novel's depiction of a controversial subject ignited a polemic that spread across the nation.
  3. The politician's inflammatory speech generated a polemic that dominated the news cycle.
  4. The debate between the two scientists escalated into a bitter polemic that threatened their professional relationships.
  5. The polemic surrounding the proposed legislation divided the community into fiercely opposed factions.
  6. The author's polemical essay challenged established norms and provoked widespread backlash.
  7. The polemic generated by the new theory of evolution dominated scientific discourse for decades.
  8. The artist's installation ignited a polemic over the limits of artistic expression.
  9. The polemical tone of the documentary alienated viewers and undermined its credibility.
  10. The polemic surrounding vaccines has polarized the medical community and sparked mistrust among the public.

FAQs About the word polemic

a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology), a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma), of or involving dispute or controversyO

tirade,diatribe, criticism, rebuke, excoriation, harangue, castigation, insult, chastisement, vilification

applause, commendation, praise, acclaim,praise, acclaim, applause, commendation, flattery, endearments

The historian's account sparked a fierce polemic among academics.

The novel's depiction of a controversial subject ignited a polemic that spread across the nation.

The politician's inflammatory speech generated a polemic that dominated the news cycle.

The debate between the two scientists escalated into a bitter polemic that threatened their professional relationships.