Definition of polemical in English:

polemical

Syllabification: po·lem·i·cal
Pronunciation: /pəˈlemək(ə)l
 
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adjective

Of, relating to, or involving strongly critical, controversial, or disputatious writing or speech: a polemical essay
More example sentences
  • There is no reason why good polemical writing cannot be considered expository in the literal meanings of both words.
  • But it is important to recognise at the outset that at least from time to time the book has a strongly polemical edge to it.
  • While the novel is full of terse, vivid and polemical writing, the author neglects to create a fulfilling narrative.
Synonyms
critical, hostile, bitter, polemic, virulent, vitriolic, venomous, caustic, trenchant, cutting, acerbic, sardonic, sarcastic, scathing, sharp, incisive, devastating

Derivatives

polemically

Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • And when challenged to explain his prejudice, he could not defend his argument, either ideologically, polemically or academically.
  • It is polemically pursuing a particular idea of history.
  • The ‘alternate’ view point is often from some conservative Democrat, usually outnumbered and usually less knowledgeable than the polemically astute right wing pundits.

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