Meaning of polemic

po•lem•ic

Pronunciation: (pu-lem'ik, pō-), [key]
— n.
  1. a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc.
  2. a person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a polemic; controversial.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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