One who writes in support of one opinion, doctrine, or system, in opposition to another; one skilled in polemics; a controversialist; a disputant.
Of or pertaining to controversy; maintaining, or involving, controversy; controversial; disputative; as, a polemic discourse or essay; polemic theology.
Engaged in, or addicted to, polemics, or to controversy; disputations; as, a polemic writer.
A strong argument; comes from the Greek word for "war".
a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
of or involving dispute or controversy
a controversial argument
a strong, vigorously argumentative work which sets forth its author's opinions or attitudes about a controversial subject
Polemics /pÉ™ËˆlÉ›mÉªks, poÊŠ-/[puh-lem-iks, poh-] is the practice of disputing or controverting religious, philosophical, or political matters. As such, a polemic text on a topic is written specifically to dispute or refute a topic that is widely viewed to be a "" or beyond reproach, in an effort to promote factual awareness.
Polemic was a short-lived British "Magazine of Philosophy, Psychology, and Aesthetics." In its eight issues between 1945 and 1947, however, some of George Orwell's most well-known essays were published. "The Prevention of Literature" is both a spirited attack on the "distortion in writing" caused by the "poisonous impact on 'English intellectual life' by Stalinist and fellow travelling apologists for Soviet actions and a strong defense of freedom of expression."
A polemic argument or controversy.