Ad Hominem

(Latin) literally to the man; if two political candidates come together to debate an issue, but one of the two attacks his opponent instead of discussing the problem, that is described as an ad hominem attack; the focus of the speech would be on the person rather than on the topic at hand.
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ad hominem

[adj] - appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason)
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Ad hominem

Ad hom'i·nem [ Latin , to the man.] A phrase applied to an appeal or argument addressed to the principles, interests, or passions of a man.
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ad hominem

adjective appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason); `ad hominem arguments`
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Ad hominem

• A phrase applied to an appeal or argument addressed to the principles, interests, or passions of a man.
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ad hominem

ad hominem [Directed] to the man; against the man. Directed at a person's character, not his logic or record; maliciously critical. In rhetoric, an ad hominem argument attacks the defenders of an opposing position personally rather than sticking to the point. As part of a Christian ritual, standing behind the altar and facing the congregation (a ...
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Ad Hominem

Ad hominem is Latin for personal
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ad hominem

appealing to a prejudice or emotion, to discredit what someone believes. Instead of addressing the opposing side's argument or position, you make a personal attack on their character.
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Ad hominem

An ad hominem (Latin for `to the man` or `to the person`), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument. Fallacious Ad hominem reasoning is normally categorized as an informal f...
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