Origin of ad hominem
Words nearby ad hominem
How to use ad hominem in a sentence
But it has become increasingly ad hominem, with particular focus on his alleged anti-Semitism.Defending Chuck Hagel|Brent E. Sasley|December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When it comes to ad hominem attacks, neither Woffinden nor Rose can rest on safe ground.BBC Critics Cry Witch Hunt in Newsnight Child-Abuse Report|Peter Jukes|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This was hardly an ad hominem assault, though West interpreted it that way.Does Allen West Hate Women?|Michelle Goldberg|July 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It was a masterful bit of hypocritical eloquence, of argumentum ad hominem; but it was made to simple and illiterate hearers.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck
And thus, when in future they are condemned, they will say ad hominem that they are unjust, and thus will refute their judgment.The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal|Blaise Pascal
It was not to this, however, that he directed his objection: the argumentum ad hominem came more easily to him.The Long Night|Stanley Weyman
But it was the Argumentum ad hominem; and if my uncle Toby was not very expert at it, you may think, he might not care to use it.The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman|Laurence Sterne
In a case like this the argumentum ad hominem, though a perfectly fair one, is a perfectly useless one.
British Dictionary definitions for ad hominem
Word Origin for ad hominem
Cultural definitions for ad hominem
A Latin expression meaning “to the man.” An ad hominem argument is one that relies on personal attacks rather than reason or substance.