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English definition of “polemic”

polemic

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