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polemic

noun [C] uk   /pəˈlem.ɪk/ formal us  
a piece of writing or a speech in which a person strongly attacks or defends a particular opinion, person, idea, or set of beliefs: She has published a fierce anti-war polemic.Debate and discussion
polemical
adjective uk   /-ɪ.kəl/ us  
a polemical essayDebate and discussion
(Definition of polemic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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