ad hominem definition

  • adjective:
    • Appealing to individual considerations in place of to reasoning or reason: Debaters should stay away from ad hominem arguments that question their particular opponents' motives.
    • Of or regarding advertising hominem.
    • attractive to personal factors (rather than to fact or reason)
  • noun:
    • A fallacious objection to an argument or factual claim by attractive to a characteristic or belief of the person making the debate or claim, in the place of by handling the material of the debate or creating evidence resistant to the claim; an effort to argue against an opponent's concept by discrediting the opponent himself.
    • A personal assault.
    • towards the guy; on passions or passions of the individual.
  • adverb:
    • In an ad hominem fashion.
  • others:
    • A phrase applied to an appeal or argument resolved into the concepts, passions, or interests of a man.

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