eristical

ADJECTIVE
  1. given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments
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How To Use eristical In A Sentence

  • Throughout his career he has handled whatever has been thrown at him in a characteristically calm and dignified manner, underpinned by desire and doggedness.
  • It is uncharacteristically diligent of a minister to seek precisely to understand what money spent will accomplish.
  • He was uncharacteristically depressed and ruminative.
  • In light of Hittite militu- 'honeysweet'2, a characteristically Indo-European u-stem adjective derived from milit- 'honey', there should be no doubt where the first element comes from. Archive 2009-12-01
  • The panel laughed over Mike Huckabee's Sunday touting of his poll numbers among Republicans, which Douthat termed characteristically "charmingly passive-aggressive. HuffPost TV: Sam Stein On 'Ed Show': Time For Birthers To 'Move On To The Real Issues' (VIDEO)
  • The duke was characteristically droll about his political career.
  • When he came nearest to the scientific spirit of his time, in zealous observations of the life of nature, he characteristically concentrated on the sequence of various bird notes at daybreak and the flight of moths as the stars of twilight were kindled. Nobel Prize in Literature 1923 - Presentation Speech
  • Reaching this skill in what Piaget would later dub in his characteristically dry fashion “the fourth sub-stage of the sensorimotor stage” typically between the ages of nine and twelve months was an essential precursor to more abstract and sophisticated thought. The Truth About Grief
  • We did not know about that," Kriemler says, in characteristically self-effacing fashion. The Discreet Charm of Akris
  • Some - but not all - of the 1946 drawings are uncharacteristically laconic and slightly benumbed.
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