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Eristic

adjective
1.
Given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments.  Synonym: eristical.






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"Eristic" Quotes from Famous Books



... hominem [Lat.], comprehensive argument; empirema[obs3], epagoge[obs3]. [person who reasons] reasoner, logician, dialectician; disputant; controversialist, controvertist[obs3]; wrangler, arguer, debater polemic, casuist, rationalist; scientist; eristic[obs3]. logical sequence; good case; correct just reasoning, sound reasoning, valid reasoning, cogent reasoning, logical reasoning, forcible reasoning, persuasive reasoning, persuasory reasoning[obs3], ...
— Roget's Thesaurus



Words linked to "Eristic" :   debater, social reformer, thwarter, obstructor, obstructer, art, arguer, argumentative, person, individual, artistry, accuser, someone, quarreler, prowess, reformist, hairsplitter, somebody, reformer, obstructionist, logomach, denier, soul, resister, crusader, quarreller, contester, meliorist, logomachist, mortal



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