Ad hominem in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Ad hominem

a statement made during an argument or debate that is a personal attack or insult against the other person and not their opinion/stance

Examples of Ad hominem in a sentence

During the debate, the politician’s ad hominem attack went after his opponent’s hair and makeup instead of her policies. 🔊

Ad hominem mudslinging is discouraged and those involved in the election are being asked to avoid personal jabs. 🔊

Because of his ad hominem and personally targeted taunts, the lawyer is known as a legal bully in the court room. 🔊

The racist had no basis for his opinion, so he debated with hate-filled ad hominem attacks. 🔊

The TV advertisements were full of ad hominem slurs that went after the candidates personally instead of their political stances. 🔊

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