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  • adj.logical, rational
  • nounlogic, reasoning

synonyms for dialectic

  • dialectical
  • analytic
  • argumentative
  • controversial
  • persuasive
  • polemical
  • rationalistic
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antonyms for dialectic

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  • illogical
  • irrational
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    How to use dialectic in a sentence

    One other illustration of this keen childish dialectic when face to face with the accuser deserves to be touched on.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    As in the later days of Greece, rhetoric and dialectic are the most powerful of the arts.
    THE NEW SOCIETYWALTHER RATHENAU
    In the Anglican doctorPage 119 it employs the dialectic and metaphysics of Aristotle.
    COLLEGES IN AMERICAJOHN MARSHALL BARKER
    The latter is a composition of the literary German with dialectic forms, and his rhythms are halting, his ideas one-sided.
    THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYLEO WIENER
    He wrote extensively not only on medicine, but on philosophy, his writings taking throughout a more or less dialectic character.
    AN EPITOME OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINEROSWELL PARK
    He "feared no foe in shining armor," and rather courted than avoided a passage at arms dialectic.
    PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF PARDEE BUTLERPARDEE BUTLER
    The prophet, who has natural belief, teaches not by means of dialectic discussion.
    A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
    The dialectic of the school proved stronger to preserve than the edge of the sword to destroy.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 4VARIOUS
    The party in power were avowedly expansionist; their retort was equally dialectic and vapid.
    THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
    But such a conception of the nature of dialectic variation does not correspond to the facts as we know them.
    LANGUAGEEDWARD SAPIR
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    WORDS RELATED TO DIALECTIC

    • agitation
    • altercation
    • argument
    • argumentation
    • blah-blah
    • cogitation
    • contention
    • contest
    • controversy
    • controverting
    • deliberation
    • dialectic
    • disputation
    • dispute
    • forensic
    • hassle
    • match
    • meditation
    • mooting
    • polemic
    • rebutting
    • reflection
    • refuting
    • tiff
    • words
    • wrangle
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