directed at a person's emotions or personal sensitivities as opposed to rationale or objective facts (especially as in a court trial, whether in appeal or in attack)
English → English - ad hominem
Ad hominem, (Latain) Versuch eine andere Aussage zu mit hilfe eines Arguments zu begründen (insbesondere in einem Gerichtsverfahren)
English → German - ad hominem
English → Portuguese - ad hominem
English → Japanese - ad hominem
Definition of ad hominem
1. A fallacious objection to an argument or factual claim by appealing to a characteristic or belief of the person making the argument or claim, rather than by addressing the substance of the argument or producing evidence against the claim; an attempt to argue against an opponent's idea by discrediting the opponent himself.
2. A personal attack.
3. Of or relating to ad hominem.
Well that's an ad hominem argument.
4. In an ad hominem manner.
He tried to make his case by arguing ad hominem.
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