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eristic Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
    disputant; controversialist.
  2. noun the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)
  3. adjective satellite given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments

E*ris"tic, E*ris"tic*al adjective (Also<
  • Eristic
  • Eristical
Gr. , fr. to strive, wrangle, strife.
  1. Controversial. Archaic
    A specimen of admirable special pleading in the court of eristic logic. Coleridge.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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