eristic


1eris·tic

adjective \i-ˈris-tik, e-\

Definition of ERISTIC

:  characterized by disputatious and often subtle and specious reasoning
eris·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of ERISTIC

eris·tic also eris·ti·cal \-ti-kəl\

Origin of ERISTIC

Greek eristikos fond of wrangling, from erizein to wrangle, from eris strife
First Known Use: 1637

2eristic

noun

Definition of ERISTIC

1
:  a person devoted to logical disputation
2
:  the art or practice of disputation and polemics

First Known Use of ERISTIC

1659

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