Translation of "polemic" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /pəˈlem.ɪk/ us formal

a piece of writing or a speech in which a person strongly attacks or defends a particular opinion, person, idea, or set of beliefs

polémica, ataque
She has published a fierce anti-war polemic.
polemical adjective uk /-ɪ.kəl/ us

a polemical essay

(Translation of “polemic” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /pəˈlemik/

(formal) a written or spoken statement that argues strongly for or against someone or something

Here Nietzsche starts his polemic against Hegel’s philosophy of history.

(also polemics) (formal) the practice of making written or spoken statements that argue strongly for or against someone or something

All too often debates about globalization – and about whether it implies the end of the nation-state – have descended into polemics and confusion.

(Translation of “polemic” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)