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ad hominem

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adjective ad ho·mi·nem \(ˈ)ad-ˈhä-mə-ˌnem, -nəm\

Definition of ad hominem

  1. 1 :  appealing to feelings or prejudices rather than intellect

  2. 2 :  marked by or being an attack on an opponent's character rather than by an answer to the contentions made



Origin of ad hominem

New Latin, literally, to the person


First Known Use: 1598


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ad hominem

adverb ad ho·mi·nem

Definition of ad hominem

  1. :  in an ad hominem manner <was arguing ad hominem>



1962

First Known Use of ad hominem

1962


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