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Definition of polemic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    polemic

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//pəˈlɛmɪk//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1[countable] a speech or a piece of writing that argues very strongly for or against something or someone
  2. 2[uncountable] (also polemics [plural]) the practice or skill of arguing strongly for or against something or someone Her speech was memorable for its polemic rather than its substance.
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