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polemicalpo‧lem‧i‧cal /pəˈlemɪkəl/ (also polemic) adjective formal  ALCRITICIZEusing strong arguments to criticize or defend a particular idea, opinion, or person The reforms were attacked in a highly polemical piece in the ‘New Yorker’.polemically /-kli/ adverb
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polemicalUntil glasnost, unofficial art was so undocumented that information is still patchy and that which exists tends towards the polemical.Yakovlev acquiesced in this polemical and unfounded notion.But Durham, like Parham a few years earlier, chose the occasion to launch a polemical attack on Seymour.Some conference representatives may have been influenced by a fiercely polemical front page editorial in yesterday's Daily Mail.polemical literaturePolitics and art were inextricably enmeshed in Dada literary and polemical manifestos and anti-manifestos.No one else used photomontage as a polemical medium so consistently and with such audacious cunning as he did.Unlike most academic philosophy much of it is personal, polemical, poetical or allusive.
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