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Definition 1: the art of logical disputation (especially if specious) - [noun denoting cognition]

(eristic is a kind of ...) a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

"the art of conversation" "it's quite an art"

Definition 2: a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for eristic in the sense of this definition

(eristic is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of eristic ) a disputant who quarrels

(... is a kind of eristic ) someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take

(... is a kind of eristic ) someone given to disputes over words

(... is a kind of eristic ) a disputant who makes unreasonably fine distinctions

(... is a kind of eristic ) one who denies

(... is a kind of eristic ) someone who engages in debate

(... is a kind of eristic ) someone who imputes guilt or blame

(... is a kind of eristic ) someone who contests an outcome (of a race or an election etc.)

(... is a kind of eristic ) a disputant who advocates reform

Definition 3: given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for eristic in the sense of this definition

(eristic is similar to ...) given to or characterized by argument

"an argumentative discourse" "argumentative to the point of being cantankerous" "an intelligent but argumentative child"

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