ad hominem

ad ho•mi•nem
[[t]æd ˈhɒm ə nəm, -ˌnɛm[/t]] adj.
1) fot appealing to one's prejudice, emotions, or special interests rather than to one's reason
2) fot attacking an opponent's character rather than answering an argument
3) in an ad hominem manner
Etymology: < L: lit., to the man

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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