polemics

[ puh-lem-iks, poh- ]
/ pəˈlɛm ɪks, poʊ- /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the art or practice of disputation or controversy: a master of polemics.
the branch of theology dealing with the history or conduct of ecclesiastical disputation and controversy.

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Origin of polemics

First recorded in 1630–40; see origin at polemic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for polemics

polemics
/ (pəˈlɛmɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the art or practice of dispute or argument, as in attacking or defending a doctrine or belief
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