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polemic

puh le mik

  • n  a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
  • n  a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
  • s  of or involving dispute or controversy

  • The movie avoided all polemics and gave a true picture of life in that strife torn country in the early nineties.
  • His new book, X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft But Can Still Keep Everything From Sucking, is a tongue-in-cheek polemic that's inspiring age-based debates in chat .
  • Minimalists tend to regard it as a polemic, until proven otherwise.
Quotes

  • John Cusack in FOXNews
    If that puts it into a certain box of being an angry polemic, no,Cusack said. "But do I think it's an antiwar movie? Absolutely."
  • Jacques Rogge in Ottawa Citizen
    When asked about Bolt on Sunday, Rogge said, "I take it with a big smile. I gave Usain Bolt what I believed to be fatherly advice. I don't want to enter into a further polemic. I stand by what I said......He is a young man of 22. He has time to...
  • Santoro in Reuters
    I knew it would be a delicate and very polemic role,Santoro said in an interview. "As an actor, I have to try to incorporate the human being. I cannot do a political analysis about him."

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