ad hominem


ad hominem
   (ahd HOM-ih-nehm) [Latin: to the man] Founded on or appealing to the interests, passions, or prejudices of an individual, rather than to his or her argument. By extension, casting doubt on an opponent’s character rather than responding to the question posed. Also, an argument that fails to prove a point under discussion by failing to address it directly.
   There is a difference between satire and spiteful, ad hominem playground insults.

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  • hominem — (ad) (a do mi nèm ) loc. lat. Argument ad hominem, autrement dit argument personnel, argument qui oppose à un adversaire ce qu il a dit, ce qu il a fait, sa position présente, ou sa situation passée. L argument ad hominem ne prouve rien, mais il… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • hominem — index endow Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hominem adire — index apply (request) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hominem adloqui — index address (talk to) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hominem armis exuere — index disarm (divest of arms) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hominem deserere — index abandon (physically leave) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hominem imitari — index impersonate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hominem iubere facere — index command Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hominem permulcere — index coax Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Hominem quaero. — См. Человека ищу …   Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона (оригинальная орфография)

  • Ad hominem — Personal attacks redirects here. For the Wikipedia policy, see Wikipedia:No personal attacks. An ad hominem (Latin for to the man or to the person ), short for argumentum ad hominem, is an attempt to negate the truth of a claim by pointing out a… …   Wikipedia