Ad Hominem

Latin Name

Argumentum ad Hominem

Other Names

Mud Slinging, Getting Personal


Mud slinging or ad hominems are when ideas come up for debate, but you criticize the person instead of their ideas. It is Latin and means "to the man" because it makes a person the target of the argument.


You can safely ignore everything that my opponent just stated. She doesn't even have a PhD.

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