Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Word of the Week #99 - eristic

eristic - [e-RIS-tik] - adjective

Definition:
1. Pertaining to controversy or disputation; controversial.
2. Of argument for the sole purpose of winning, regardless of the reason.

as a noun:
1. Argument for the sole purpose of winning, regardless of the reason.
2. The art of disputation.

Usage:
My oldest child loves to engage in eristic discussions. All. The. Time.

1 comment:

Stephanie McGee said...

Very good word to use. So much more concise than other ways of describing it.