This would be the opposite of blind partisanship and polemical vitriol, but would still be a conflict, even a bitter one.
These are powerful, polemical words with which it is very hard, in our present circumstances, to disagree.
I think Philip's words provide an almost laboratory-pure example of just such a polemical tendency.
The results are mixed: too often the books, even those by major writers like Margaret Atwood, are polemical or affected.
For decades now, the discourse about Israel has been far too hysterical, far too polemical, far too zero-sum.
It seems curious to me that the polemical trait is still so strong in you.
But the primary purpose of this novel is artistic, not polemical.
He would needs persuade me to go with him this morning to the Jesuits' College, to witness his polemical talent.
He was learned, if polemical knowledge could entitle him to that praise.
Even a polemical fame like that of a Philpotts must have had a beginning.
1630s, "controversial argument or discussion," from French polémique (16c./17c.), noun use of adjective meaning "disputatious, controversial" (see polemic (adj.)).
1640s, from French polémique (from Middle French polemique) "disputatious, controversial," or directly from Greek polemikos "of war, warlike, belligerent; skilled in war, fit for service; like an enemy, stirring up hostility," from polemos "war," of unknown origin. Related: Polemical (1630s).