logomachy

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

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

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 9 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

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

    Phrontistery dictionary

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

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 logomachy — [lə gɒməki] noun (plural logomachies) rare an argument about words. Origin C16: from Gk logomakhia, from logos word + makhia fighting …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 logomachy — n. Dispute, controversy, argumentative debate, altercation, bickering, wrangling, war of words, words …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 logomachy — lo·gom·a·chy …

    English syllables

  • 15 logomachy — lo•gom•a•chy [[t]loʊˈgɒm ə ki[/t]] n. pl. chies 1) a dispute about words 2) an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words • Etymology: 1560–70; < Gk logomachía. See logo , machy …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 logomachy — A war of words or a battle about words …

    Grandiloquent dictionary

  • 17 logomachy — /ləˈgɒməki/ (say luh gomuhkee) noun (plural logomachies) contention about words, or in which words are used as verbiage, regardless of their true meaning. {Greek logomachia. See logo , machy} –logomachist, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 logomachy —   n. battle of words; dispute about words.    ♦ logomacher,    ♦ logomachist, n.    ♦ logomachic, a …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 19 logomachy — n. (pl. ies) literary a dispute about words; controversy turning on merely verbal points. Etymology: Gk logomakhia f. logos word + makhia fighting …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 -machy — məkē, ki noun combining form ( es) Etymology: Greek machia, from machē battle, fight (from machesthai to battle, fight) + ia y : warfare : contest between or by means of logomachy …

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