Synonyms for ad hominem

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ad hom-uh-nuh m -nem, ahd‐
Phonetic Transcription : æd ˈhɒm ə nəm -ˌnɛm, ɑd‐

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Définition of ad hominem

Origin :
  • c.1600, Latin, literally "to a man," from ad "to" (see ad-) + hominem, accusative of homo "man" (see homunculus).
  • As in character assassination : noun attack someone's reputation
Example sentences :
  • He is arguing 'ad hominem' according to the notions of mythology current in his age.
  • Extract from : « Apology » by Plato
  • There is no retort to such a proposition as this so proper as the argument not ad hominem, but ab or ex homine.
  • Extract from : « A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 » by George Saintsbury
  • And thus, when in future they are condemned, they will say ad hominem that they are unjust, and thus will refute their judgment.
  • Extract from : « The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal » by Blaise Pascal

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