Definition of Eristical

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

Exact synonyms: Eristic
Similar to: Argumentative
Derivative terms: Eristic, Eristic



Definition of Eristical

1. Adjective. (obsolete form of eristic) ¹

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Definition of Eristical

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eristical

erinites
erinys
eriochalcite
eriodictyon
eriodyctiol
eriogonum
eriometer
eriometers
erionite
erionites
eriophyid
eriophyids
erisophake
eristalis
eristic
eristical (current term)
eristically
eristicophin
eristics
eritoran
eritrea
erization
erk
erke
erl-king
erl-kings
erlang
erlangs
erlenmeyer flask
erlenmeyer flask deformity

Literary usage of Eristical

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1. The Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1874)
"... invented by the Megarians ; in the Platonic dialogues themselves, which are composed throughout on a dialectical, often on an eristical, basis. ..."

2. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, Henry Jackson (1885)
"and imparted skill in private debate, in opposition to the rhetorician, who possessed and imparted skill in public exposition. In short, eristical ..."

3. The Rhetoric of Aristotle by Aristotle (1886)
"Again, it is possible here, as well as in eristical discussions, ... The truth is that, as in eristical discussions it is by omitting the condition, ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... syllogism in the Analytics is analytic science, the investigation of dialectical syllogism, in the Topics, with its abuse, eristical syllogism, ..."

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