1(Of an argument or reaction) directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining: [as adjective]: an ad hominem response
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- Attacking the speaker because of his or her sour disposition is an ad hominem attack on personality.
- This also means that Dean is wrong to say his conclusion about Orac is ad hominem in the sense he laid out.
- However, the crux of his argument brings 'ad hominem' to a whole new level, and something worthy of debate.
Latin, literally 'to the person'.
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