to incorrectly and unfairly make an opponent's argument seem as if it hold no water or has no weight nor bearing, as if the argument were a man, it would be easy to pushover. From a logic error when breaking down arguments, the "strawman" response to an argument.
Bush claimed that by voting down weapons ordinances, Kerry was against national defense, but he had really just strawmanized Kerry's argument.
charliemiller가 작성 2005년 02월 02일 (수)
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A word often used but never defined.
Bush and Gore strawmenized each other during the debate.
fred가 작성 2003년 05월 11일 (일)
A term often used by never defined
Phil strawmenizes goats.
bob가 작성 2003년 05월 11일 (일)