e·ris·tic (ĭ-rĭstĭk) also e·ris·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Given to or characterized by disputatious, often specious argument.
1. One given to disputation or argument.
2. The art or practice of disputation and polemics.
[Greek eristikos, from erizein, to wrangle, quarrel, from eris, erid-, strife.]
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