Definition of ad hominem adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


ad hominem

adjective, adverb
BrE BrE//ˌæd ˈhɒmɪnem//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæd ˈhɑːmɪnem//
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directed against a person’s character rather than their argument an ad hominem attack Word OriginLatin, literally ‘to the person’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ad hominem