ALL meanings of ad hominem

ad ho·mi·nem
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  • adjective ad hominem directed against a person rather than against his arguments 3
  • adjective ad hominem based on or appealing to emotion rather than reason 3
  • noun ad hominem appealing to prejudice and emotion rather than to reason 3
  • noun ad hominem attacking the character, motives, etc. of an opponent rather than debating the issue on logical grounds 3
  • adjective ad hominem attacking an opponent's character rather than answering his argument. 1
  • adjective ad hominem appealing to one's prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one's intellect or reason. 1
  • noun ad hominem A fallacious objection to an argument or factual claim by appealing to a characteristic or belief of the person making the argument or claim, rather than by addressing the substance of the argument or producing evidence against the claim; an attempt to argue against an opponent's idea by discrediting the opponent himself. 0
  • noun ad hominem A personal attack. 0
  • adjective ad hominem Of or relating to ad hominem. 0
  • adverb ad hominem In an ad hominem manner. 0
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