Synonyms of polemic in English:

polemic


See definition of polemic

noun

1‘this is not just a polemic against injustice’

SYNONYMS

diatribe, invective, denunciation, denouncement, rant, tirade, broadside, attack, harangue, verbal onslaught

condemnation, brickbats, criticism, admonishment, admonition, abuse, stream of abuse, stricture, tongue-lashing, castigation, reprimand, rebuke, reproof, reproval, upbraiding

informal knocking, blast

British informal slating

rare philippic

2polemics‘skilled in polemics’

SYNONYMS

argumentation, argument, debate, contention, dispute, disputation, discussion, controversy, altercation, faction, wrangling

formal contestation


adjective

1‘reviewers were put off by Maynard's polemic tone’

SYNONYMS

critical, hostile, bitter, polemical, virulent, vitriolic, venomous, waspish, corrosive, biting, caustic, trenchant, cutting, acerbic, sardonic, sarcastic, scathing, acid, sharp, keen, tart, pungent, stinging, astringent, incisive, devastating, piercing

rare acidulous, mordacious