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argumentum ad passiones

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  • noun rare An appeal or argument intended to convince the listener(s) by agitating the emotions, rather than by appealing to sober judgment.

Etymologies

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Latin: argūmentum ("argument”, “proof") + ad ("to”, “toward") + passiōnēs (accusative plural of passio, “suffering”, “passion”) ≈ “appeal to the passions”

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