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polemic
n. a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
polemist, polemic, polemicist
n. a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
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polemic, polemical
adj. of or involving dispute or controversy
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battle, struggle, conflict
n. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
strife
n. bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
feud
n. a bitter quarrel between two parties
discourse, treatment, discussion
n. an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
debate, argumentation, argument
n. a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
difference of opinion, conflict, difference, dispute
n. a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
public debate, disputation, debate
n. the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
quarrelsome
adj. given to quarreling; "arguing children"; "quarrelsome when drinking"
uncooperative
adj. unwilling to cooperate; "an uncooperative witness"
litigious
adj. of or relating to litigation
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moot, disputable, debatable, arguable
adj. open to argument or debate; "that is a moot question"
disputatious
adj. inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits; "a style described as abrasive and contentious"; "a disputatious lawyer"; "a litigious and acrimonious spirit"
moot
adj. of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)
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