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synonyms for eristic

  • belligerent
  • combative
  • contentious
  • controversial
  • disputatious
  • eristical
  • litigious
  • quarrelsome
  • scrappy
  • testy
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How to use eristic in a sentence

Here again we catch a glimpse rather of a Socratic or Eristic than of a Sophist in the ordinary sense of the term.
SOPHISTPLATO
He belonged to the fighting class, and was further distinguished as a hero of debate, who professed the eristic art.
SOPHISTPLATO
Sokrates was much more Eristic than Protagoras, who generally manifested himself by continuous speech or lecture.
PLATO AND THE OTHER COMPANIONS OF SOKRATES, 3RD ED. VOLUME II (OF 4)GEORGE GROTE
Sokrates — the most persevering and acute Eristic of his age.
PLATO AND THE OTHER COMPANIONS OF SOKRATES, 3RD ED. VOLUME I (OF 4)GEORGE GROTE
Lucian's references to the school are as eristic or argumentative.
THE WORKS OF LUCIAN OF SAMOSATA, V. 4LUCIAN OF SAMOSATA
According to Aristotle himself, therefore, the Dialectician is agonistic and eristic, just as much as the Sophist.
ARISTOTLEGEORGE GROTE
Here, then, is a double indication of the connexion of the Parmenides with the Eristic school.
PARMENIDESPLATO
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