ad hominem


ad hominem
/æd ˈhɒmənəm/ (say ad 'homuhnuhm)

adjective
1. appealing to a person's prejudices or special interests, instead of to their intellect: an argument ad hominem.
2. relying on personal attack.
{Latin: to the man}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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