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The answer ERISTIC has 4 possible clue(s) in existing crosswords.
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Definitions of eristic in various dictionaries:
noun - a person who disputes
noun - the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)
adj - given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments
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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|Disputatious quality seen only in the second half|
|Relating to disputation, it's misconstrued in Morecambe|
|Controversial openings to international singing tournaments bore Mr Clapton|
|Last Seen in these Crosswords & Puzzles|
|Jul 25 2011 The Times - Cryptic|
|Apr 29 2011 The Telegraph - Toughie|
|Jul 21 2010 The A.V Club|
|Dec 24 2008 The Times - Cryptic|
|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|of or characterized by debate or argument.|
|used to describe an argument that aims to disagree with another one, rather than explain or discover the truth|
|Of or characterized by debate or argument.|
|A person given to debate or argument.|
|Given to or characterized by disputatious, often specious argument.|
|One given to or expert in dispute or argument.|
|The art or practice of disputation and polemics.|
|the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)|
|a person who disputes who is good at or enjoys controversy|
|given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments|
|In philosophy and rhetoric, eristic (from Eris, the ancient Greek goddess of chaos, strife, and discord) refers to argument that aims to successfully dispute another's argument, rather than searching for truth. According to T.H. Irwin, "It is characteristic of the eristic to think of some arguments as a way of defeating the other side, by showing that an opponent must assent to the negation of what he initially took himself to believe." Eristic is arguing for the sake of conflict, as opposed to resolving conflict.|