|Origin:||polémique, from Greek polemikos 'liking to fight', from polemos 'war'|
a written or spoken statement that strongly criticizes or defends a particular idea, opinion, or person:
Before long, the dispute degenerated into fierce polemics.
2 [uncountable] also polemicsAL
the practice or skill of making written or spoken statements that strongly criticize or defend a particular idea, opinion, or person