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eristic

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adjective eris·tic \i-ˈris-tik, e-\

Definition of eristic

  1. :  characterized by disputatious and often subtle and specious reasoning

eris·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Variants of eristic

also eris·ti·cal play \-ti-kəl\

Origin of eristic

Greek eristikos fond of wrangling, from erizein to wrangle, from eris strife


First Known Use: 1637


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eristic

noun eris·tic

Definition of eristic

  1. 1 :  a person devoted to logical disputation

  2. 2 :  the art or practice of disputation and polemics



1659

First Known Use of eristic

1659


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