ad hominem

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Related to Ad hominems: Argumentum ad hominem, Circumstantial ad hominem
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appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason)

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Scrape away the bald ad hominems and the unpersuasive arguments, and there isn't much left.
Some in the mainstream press have also yielded to mean-spirited urgings and abusive ad hominems.
Alarmists have nothing to offer to the debate other than ad hominems and other logical fallacies.