eristic Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
noun the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)
adjective satellite given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments
E*ris"tic, E*ris"tic*al adjective
EtymologyGr. , fr. to strive, wrangle, strife.
A specimen of admirable special pleading in the court of eristic logic. Coleridge.