August 13th, 2020

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Word of the Day 08/13/20 Ad Hominem

Ad Hominem (adjective)
ad hominem [ ad -hom-uh-nuhm -nem, ahd‐ ]

1. attacking an opponent's character or motives rather than answering the argument or claim.
2. appealing to one's prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one's intellect or reason. Compare ad feminam.

dirty pool, dirty tricks, hatchet job, mudslinging, smear, smear campaign, blackening, muckraking, name-calling

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Origin: First recorded in 1580–90 for def. 2, and in 1780–90 for def. 1; from Latin: literally, “to a person”

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