ad hominem

English translation: personal attack

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English term or phrase:ad hominem attack
English translation:personal attack
Entered by: Mauricio Vicente

23:55 May 8, 2003
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: ad hominem
He didn't attack the theory proposed, he made an ad hominem attack instead.
PT
personal attack
Explanation:
It is a type of logical fallacy. Attacking the speaker rather than the content of his speach.

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Note added at 2003-05-08 23:59:20 (GMT)
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or the spelling of his \"speech.\" :-)
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JoeYeckley (X)
Grading comment
right on point. Many thanks-so fast!
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5 +3personal attack
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personal attack


Explanation:
It is a type of logical fallacy. Attacking the speaker rather than the content of his speach.

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Note added at 2003-05-08 23:59:20 (GMT)
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or the spelling of his \"speech.\" :-)

JoeYeckley (X)
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
right on point. Many thanks-so fast!

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agree  chaplin
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agree  john mason
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