HyperDic: eristic

English > 3 senses of the word eristic:
ADJECTIVEalleristic, eristicalgiven to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments
NOUNperson eristic, disputant, controversialista person who disputes
cognitioneristicthe art of logical disputation (especially if specious)
English > eristic: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaninggiven to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments.
Synonymeristical
Broaderargumentativegiven to or characterized by argument
Nounseristicthe art of logical disputation (especially if specious)
eristica person who disputes
English > eristic: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys / enjoys / enjoys controversy.
Synonymsdisputant, controversialist
Narroweraccusersomeone who imputes guilt or blame
contestersomeone who contests an outcome (of a race or an election etc.)
debater, arguersomeone who engages in debate
denierOne who denies
hairsplitterA disputant who makes unreasonably fine distinctions
logomach, logomachistsomeone given to disputes over words
obstructionist, obstructor, obstructer, resister, thwartersomeone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
quarreler, quarrellerA disputant who quarrels
reformer, reformist, crusader, social reformer, melioristA disputant who advocates reform
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishdisputador, polemista
Catalandisputador, polemista
Adjectiveseristicgiven to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments
English > eristic: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe art of logical disputation (especially if specious).
Broaderart, artistry, prowessA superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
Adjectiveseristicgiven to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments

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