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synonyms for polemical

  • belligerent
  • combative
  • contentious
  • contrary
  • controversial
  • disputatious
  • eristic
  • factious
  • fire-eating
  • having a chip on one's shoulder
  • litigious
  • opinionated
  • polemic
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
  • salty
  • scrappy
  • spiky
  • touchy
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How to use polemical in a sentence

Is there any Church in Christendom with such a polemical history or at the present moment so hopelessly and bitterly schismatic?
BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, AMERICAN EDITION, VOLUME LIVVARIOUS
He wrote hurriedly, with a polemical object in view, and paid no attention to style.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
His logic was studied with the sole view of learning to use polemical weapons.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
Saadiah's polemical works have always a positive as well as a negative value.
CHAPTERS ON JEWISH LITERATUREISRAEL ABRAHAMS
He describes this vigorous polemical treatise as "flung like a bombshell among my opponents."
MAKERS OF BRITISH BOTANY; A COLLECTION OF BIOGRAPHIES BY LIVING BOTANISTSVARIOUS
It is the undue humility of some and the arrogance and polemical tendency of others that prevent good general conversation.
CONVERSATIONMARY GREER CONKLIN
Viewed as polemical works, these essays, I am well aware, are very unskilful.
THE APOSTLESERNEST RENAN
But as our object is not polemical we cannot pursue, if we sometimes permit ourselves to suggest controversy.
THE CHURCH INDEXWILLIAM PEPPERELL
His mind was polemical, not philosophic; a great theologian, he was but an indifferent historian.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 56, NUMBER 350, DECEMBER 1844VARIOUS
So much it is necessary to know to understand the minute knowledge of English affairs displayed in his polemical works.
THE ANGLO-FRENCH ENTENTE IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES BASTIDE
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