ad feminam

adjective
ad fe·​mi·​nam | \ (ˈ)ad-ˈfe-mə-nəm How to pronounce ad feminam (audio) , -ˌäm \

Definition of ad feminam

: marked by or being an attack on a woman's character rather than an answer to the contentions made — compare ad hominem entry 1

First Known Use of ad feminam

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ad feminam

borrowed from New Latin, literally, "to the woman"

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“Ad feminam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ad%20feminam. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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