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Rooney is a self-proclaimed Marxist, but her novels aren’t polemics against capitalism.

Galileo responded with a stupendous piece of polemic literature entitled The Assayer, in which he pounced on this fabled story like a cat on a mouse.

Taylor doesn’t seek to salve such pain, but nor has he written a polemic.

Though it’s not a polemic, the film’s underlying argument is clear.

From Time

Entering someone else’s experience through a movie is different from being presented with statistics, or polemics.

From Vox

Grizzard said he knew early on that the study might be received as polemic.

“These accounts are dressed up in the language of religious polemic,” Williams said.

He scoffed as Abu Hassar began to roll into this Islamist polemic.

But mixed with that portion of truth is a larger portion of polemic and apologetic.

But neither is it a rigorous sociological study or a polemic or a jeremiad.

These songs are grouped in four divisions: religious songs, polemic and satirical songs, songs of war, and songs of martyrdom.

Through political organization, historical and polemic writing and moral regeneration, these men strove to uplift their people.

No doubt there is a polemic side or aspect of theology; but so there is of all knowledge; so there is of every science.

Precisely in the same circumstances of idle and absurd sequestration stands the term polemic.

He had been ill of the gout; and, as it seemed, had only become aware of the polemic the preceding day.


On this page you'll find 89 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to polemic, such as: belligerent, contrary, eristic, combative, contentious, and controversial.

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