What is another word for polemical?

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[ pɒlˈɛmɪkə͡l], [ pɒlˈɛmɪkə‍l], [ p_ɒ_l_ˈɛ_m_ɪ_k_əl]

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The word "polemical" comes from the ancient Greek word "polema" meaning "a conflict or a controversy." A polemic is an argument or discourse that sets out to prove a particular point of view, typically one that is opposed to that of the opponent. Polemics can be verbal or written, and can be used to defend or attack a position. They can be ideological or moral, and can take the form of a broad argument or a tightly focused rebuttal.

The act of writing or speaking a polemic is necessarily controversial.

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