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polemicnoun [C]

 us   /pəˈlem·ɪk/ fml
a piece of writing or a speech in which a person argues forcefully for or against someone or something
polemical
adjective  us   /pəˈlem·ɪ·kəl/
fml a series of polemical essays
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polemicnoun [C]

uk   /pəˈlem.ɪk/  us   /pəˈlem.ɪk/ 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: She has published a fierce anti-war polemic.
polemical
adjective uk   /pəˈlem.ɪ.kəl/  us   /pəˈlem.ɪ.kəl/
a polemical essay
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