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Synonyms for ad hominem
æd ˈhɒm ə nəm, -ˌnɛmad hominem

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  1. ad hominemnoun

    appeal to authority, ipse dixit, ad verecundiam, Argument from authority

  2. ad hominemnoun

    Of or relating to ad hominem.

    Well that's an ad hominem argument.

    argumentum ad hominem, ad hominem argument, argument ad hominem

    ipse dixit, appeal to authority, Argument from authority, ad verecundiam

  3. ad hominemnoun

    ad verecundiam, Argument from authority, ipse dixit, appeal to authority

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ad hominemadjective

    appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason)

    "ad hominem arguments"


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  1. Brian Deschanel:

    Ad hominem and brutality are the voice and expression of logic and reasoning of impotents and inferiors.

  2. Chrystia Freeland:

    Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks... and we refrain particularly from ad hominem attacks when it comes to a close ally.

  3. Eric Di Michele:

    He would last one tournament and then be removed from the team, this kind of 'ad hominem' attack followed by insults, I've never seen it.

  4. Pamela Geller:

    This is a Muslim leader who is attacking me, insulting me, in -- in ad hominem attacks, and isn't that generous of her? the problem is that a group ... attempted to open fire on a gathering of free speech. ... No one is saying that there aren't peaceful Muslims, but there is a problem in Islam, as illustrated last night. And anyone that addresses it gets attacked in this same way.

  5. Justice Samuel Alito:

    Too much public discourse today is sullied by ad hominem rhetoric, that is, attempts to discredit an argument not by proving that it is unsound but by attacking the character or motives of the argument's proponents, the majority regrettably succumbs to this trend.

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Translations for ad hominem

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  • persönlicher AngriffGerman
  • ad hominemGreek
  • henkilökohtaisuus, ad hominemFinnish
  • attaque personnelle, Ad hominemFrench
  • बगैर सोचे - समझे प्रतिक्रिया व्यक्त करनाHindi
  • 人身攻撃Japanese
  • переход на личности, личные нападкиRussian
  • personangreppSwedish

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