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Definition of polemic:

  1. A polemic argument or controversy.
  2. Engaged in, or addicted to, polemics, or to controversy; disputations; as, a polemic writer.
  3. Of or pertaining to controversy; maintaining, or involving, controversy; controversial; disputative; as, a polemic discourse or essay; polemic theology.
  4. One who writes in support of one opinion, doctrine, or system, in opposition to another; one skilled in polemics; a controversialist; a disputant.


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