(noun, adjective)


1. given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments

Similar word(s): argumentative, eristical

Sentences with eristic as an adjective:

- A specimen of admirable special pleading in the court of eristic logic. — Coleridge.


1. a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy

Similar word(s): controversialist, disputant

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

2. the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)

Definition categories: thought, art, artistry, prowess