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  • adj.argumentative
  • nounargument

synonyms for polemic

  • belligerent
  • contrary
  • eristic
  • combative
  • contentious
  • controversial
  • disputatious
  • factious
  • fire-eating
  • having a chip on one's shoulder
  • litigious
  • opinionated
  • polemical
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
  • salty
  • scrappy
  • spiky
  • touchy
  • spat
  • bicker
  • tiff
  • ruckus
  • scene
  • wrangle
  • hassle
  • go
  • face-off
  • debate
  • row
  • beef
  • rhubarb
  • scrap
  • fight
  • altercation
  • out
  • dispute
  • squabble
  • contention
  • clash
  • exchange
  • brawl
  • fuss
  • disagreement
  • difficulty
  • shindy
  • stew
  • words
  • ruction
  • flap
  • word
  • romp
  • run-in
  • controversy
  • feud
  • brush
  • rumpus
  • static
  • blowup
  • quarrel
  • bone of contention
  • difference of opinion
  • donnybrook
  • falling
  • bickering
  • dustup
  • crusher
  • set-to
  • gin
  • finisher
  • knockdown
  • bone
  • bone to pick
  • brannigan
  • knock down and drag out
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How to use polemic in a sentence

Taylor doesn’t seek to salve such pain, but nor has he written a polemic.
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Though it’s not a polemic, the film’s underlying argument is clear.
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Entering someone else’s experience through a movie is different from being presented with statistics, or polemics.
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These songs are grouped in four divisions: religious songs, polemic and satirical songs, songs of war, and songs of martyrdom.
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Through political organization, historical and polemic writing and moral regeneration, these men strove to uplift their people.
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No doubt there is a polemic side or aspect of theology; but so there is of all knowledge; so there is of every science.
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Precisely in the same circumstances of idle and absurd sequestration stands the term polemic.
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He had been ill of the gout; and, as it seemed, had only become aware of the polemic the preceding day.
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Nietzsche was well advised to append the word "polemic" to his title, for it supplies the key to his whole position.
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He was particularly displeased with this violence in Luther's polemic treatise against himself.
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WORDS RELATED TO POLEMIC

  • argumentation
  • assertion
  • case
  • claim
  • contention
  • debate
  • defense
  • discussion
  • exchange
  • expostulation
  • grounds
  • line of reasoning
  • logic
  • plea
  • pleading
  • polemic
  • proof
  • questioning
  • reason
  • reasoning
  • remonstrance
  • remonstration
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