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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments.

Usage examples (35)
  • Structurally defined, eristic is a zero-sum game, as is debating.
  • "eristic" -- into an argument for its own sake; or sinks into logomachy,
  • If it was eristic to use "eristic," did Schwartz mean to offer word mavens a little inside joke, or — more amusingly — did he mean to send a secret signal to...
  • I am lapidary but not eristic when I use big words. for more
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