logomachy

Synonyms and related words:
Kilkenny cats, altercation, apologetics, apologia, apology, argument, argumentation, bicker, bickering, blood feud, brawl, broil, casuistry, cat-and-dog life, combat, conflict, contention, contentiousness, contest, contestation, controversy, cut and thrust, debate, defense, disputation, dispute, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, embroilment, enmity, feud, fight, fighting, fliting, flyting, fracas, fuss, hassle, hostility, hubbub, imbroglio, litigation, open quarrel, paper war, passage of arms, polemic, polemics, quarrel, quarreling, quarrelsomeness, rhubarb, scrapping, set-to, sharp words, slanging match, snarl, spat, squabble, squabbling, strife, struggle, tiff, tussle, vendetta, verbal engagement, war, war of words, warfare, words, wrangle, wrangling

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  • Logomachy — Lo*gom a*chy, n. [Gr. ?; lo gos word + ? fight, battle, contest: cf. F. logomachie.] 1. Contention in words merely, or a contention about words; a war of words. [1913 Webster] The discussion concerning the meaning of the word justification . . .… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • logomachy — index fight (argument) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • logomachy — contention about, or with, words, 1560s, from LOGO (Cf. logo ) + LATRY (Cf. latry) …   Etymology dictionary

  • logomachy — [lō gäm′ə kē] n. pl. logomachies [Gr logomachia < logos, a word (see LOGIC) + machia, MACHY] strife or contention in words only, or an argument about words …   English World dictionary

  • logomachy — noun (plural chies) Etymology: Greek logomachia, from log + machesthai to fight Date: 1569 1. a dispute over or about words 2. a controversy marked by verbiage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • logomachy — logomachic /law geuh mak ik, log euh /, logomachical, adj. logomachist, logomach, n. /loh gom euh kee/, n., pl. logomachies. 1. a dispute about or concerning words. 2. an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words;… …   Universalium

  • logomachy — noun /ləʊˈɡɒ.mə.kɪ,loʊˈɡɑ.mə.ki/ a) Dispute over the meaning of words b) A conflict waged only as a battle of words …   Wiktionary

  • logomachy — (Gk., logos, word, + machē, battle) A purely verbal dispute …   Philosophy dictionary

  • logomachy — contention about words or in words Fighting and Combat …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • logomachy — n. game of word making; dispute in words only, contention regarding words; insignificant war of words …   English contemporary dictionary

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