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Synonyms for eristic

Synonyms for eristic

the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)

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given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments

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Fellow colleagues will agitate you but avoid getting into pointless arguments.
It is time the politicians who were elected to serve the people and not to engage in pointless arguments to serve their own political ends got on with the job they are employed to do.
Let's see if the next lot can learn from this series - and avoid the routine fake debate, the pointless arguments over who's most fake, while living in a fake house with fake friends, and all the time claiming not to be fake.
Rastrick High School has joined forces with the Edward de Bono Foundation UK to understand and implement the Six Thinking Hats tools - a way of considering all the inputs into solving a problem and avoiding pointless arguments.
I'm taping it, as my 1980s Betamax brain still insists on saying, and look forward to more beautifully excruciating, baroque plots woven around unspoken social etiquette, pointless arguments (usually over items of clothing), one man's heroic inability to shut up, and Ted Danson.
From her ongoing feud with fellow oxygen-thief Kerry Katona to her acrimonious splits from famous lovers like Dwight Yorke, Dane Bowers and Peter Andre, the Katie Price circus is all about pointless arguments which will never, which must never, be resolved.
Greek Cypriots in the south and Turkish Cypriots in the north, both brandishing their pointless arguments with the sole aim of remaining free and independent of one another.
Provided that thorough deliberations are conducted in the upper house, it is matter of course to vote on the new antiterrorism bill without pointless arguments that have no real purpose other than to drag out the issue.
It's so easy to laugh at their embarrassing stupidity and pointless arguments but, wait a minute, is my family, or yours, really any different?
I have also developed an uncanny knack for recognising pointless arguments.
Within this optic we further can see that, apart from really rather pointless arguments about the master trope, all tropes, including personification, function by their dysfunction.
It is also better than continuing to divert ourselves by largely pointless arguments about something called a VAT.
I have enjoyed being in a band with my brothers because the level of understanding we have for each other - we don't waste any time or energy having pointless arguments.